Master of Social Work


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The 39 semester hour program offers qualified Bachelor of Social Work graduates the option to complete the requirements for the MSW in 3 semesters. Applicants must meet the admissions requirements described below

The 60 semester hour CSWE accredited MSW program includes theoretical and applied courses in social work and internship engagements under the supervision of professional social workers in regional social service agencies.  The program emphasizes advanced social work practice with individuals and families, the client strengths perspective, and social services leadership.

Courses for both formats are available at the Lorain County Community College University Center on Saturdays. Online courses will also be offered to accommodate employed students.

Program Sheet


Admission Requirements (39 hours)

  • Possess a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited program within six years prior to enrollment;
  • Have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework;
  • Have achieved A’s and B’s in all of the following courses or their equivalent: Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1&2, Social Work Methods with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities, Research Methods, Field Work and associated integrated courses;
  • Successful score on a preadmission written exam and a successful performance in a preadmission individual interview.


Admission Requirements (60 hours)

  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in a social science from an accredited college or university
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above in all undergraduate coursework
  • Work or volunteer experience related to preparation for professional social work practice
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional Statement


For More Information

Contact: Dr. Andrea Barrick
(330) 941-1690