Our School

At the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences we foster Change Leaders.

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Guiding principles

Among the nation’s first university-affiliated professional graduate schools of social work, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences holds a special place in social work’s history and is shaping its present and future.

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By the numbers

The numbers speak to our values, strengths and impact. We're ranked #12 in the nation and #1 in Ohio, and 93% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Moreover, Case Western Reserve University is ranked #10 in the nation among the Best Hidden Ivy League universities. Our faculty and research centers conduct research, trainings, evaluations and interventions totaling approximately $24 million annually, which is among the highest for schools of social work.

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Fully accredited

The Mandel School's MSW degree is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation and has the first competency-based curriculum in the nation for a school of social work.

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Celebrating our differences

As a top-ranked school of social work in the nation and #1 in Ohio, we help students examine their own perceptions of equity, diversity and inclusion to become more culturally-attuned and prepared for their roles as effective social work and nonprofit professionals.

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International exchange

We live in a global society and when students cross borders to study, they enrich their own personal and professional development and expand their common understanding of our shared dignity and worth as human beings.