Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading research institutions. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. The leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students comprise the student body.
Consistently ranked as one of the top schools of social work in the country, the Mandel School offers an innovative combination of extensive field education with the enduring traditions and prestige of a major university. Since 2012, it has been ranked No. 9 among the best graduate schools of social work in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
The Mandel School counts among its alumni many prominent educators, government officials, accomplished practitioners, researchers, and chief executives of national and regional agencies. Faculty achievements in professional organizations, research and agency consultation further extend the school’s reputation as an active participant in the advancement of social work practice.
FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
Admission to the MSSA program at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is granted on a selective basis determined by the quality of the total application. An applicant is expected to meet the following minimum requirements:
Submit your application today using our online application.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND DEADLINES
Important Deadlines for the 2019 Academic Year:
COST OF ATTENDANCE
• Advanced Track = 36 credits*
• Traditional Track = 60 credits
• Per Credit Hour = $1,484**
• Total Tuition = $53,424 – $89,040
• Activity Fee = $18 per credit hour
• Confirmation Fee = $100 upon acceptance into the program
• Books and Supplies = approximately $100-$200 per class for textbooks or approximately
$1,800-$2,500 throughout the full duration of the online MSSA program for textbooks
• Application Fee = None
*Students who have completed a BSW in the past seven years with social work grades B or better are granted advanced standing.
**Tuition rates and fees are based on the 2018/2019 academic year and all information and prices are subject to change.
The MSSA degree fulfills many of the requirements of social work licensure in all 50 states in the United States. To become licensed in any state, you must also complete the licensure exam and complete supervised hours (post-masters). For an explanation of the various licensing requirements for social workers, please visit the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).
Case Western Reserve University’s online Master of Science in Social Administration features two tracks. The Traditional Track for Non-BSW students is a total of 60 credits over 8 semesters and takes as few as two-and-a-half years to complete. The Advanced Standing Track for students with a BSW is a total of 36-semester credits over 6 semesters and takes as few as 2 years to complete. All students will take two courses per academic term and are required to participate in 12 total credit hours (traditional track) or 9 credit hours (advanced standing track) of Field Education courses throughout the program.
Visit our website to view our full course list and descriptions.
For CWRU Mandel School faculty information click here.
Case Western Reserve University has developed the following scholarship programs to help eligible students cover the cost of their Online MSSA.
The CWRU Online MSSA Scholarship Program was developed for exceptional students who want to make a positive influence on their community and others. Scholarships are available for applicants with plans to enroll in 7.5 hours per semester for 3 semesters or as a full-time online student. Full-time Online MSSA applicants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership capacity and experience in social work or related human services can be awarded a scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered based on:
Beginning Spring 2018, a Dean’s Scholarship is available to a select number of highly qualified applicants based on scholastic merit, work history, letters of recommendation and other factors. All applicants whose application package is complete by the application deadline receive automatic consideration.
Application Process – For scholarship consideration, applicants must have all necessary application and field education documentation completed. To learn more about Online Master of Science in Social Administration scholarships, please contact an Enrollment Advisor via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Western Reserve University is regionally accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
The Master of Science in Social Administration at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools can be contacted at:
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
The Council on Social Work Education can be contacted at:
1701 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Association of Social Work Boards
400 Southridge Parkway, Suite B
Culpeper, VA 22701.
U.S. News and World Report ranks the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences No. 9 among the best graduate schools of social work in the nation and No. 1 in Ohio.
Effective Date: June 1, 2018
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State-specific disclosures regarding distance education programs:
Case Western Reserve University is approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
Case Western Reserve University – which includes the Online MSSA program at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences – is currently authorized to operate or is exempt or not subject to approval in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Case Western Reserve University is currently pursuing authorization in: Puerto Rico.
Case Western Reserve University will continue to monitor developments in state laws in each state in which it enrolls students and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, will obtain such additional approvals.