The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences now offers its Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) via an online learning environment. Applications for the spring term beginning in January 2013 are now being accepted.
The nationally and internationally recognized MSSA program at Case Western Reserve provides a streamlined social work education curriculum. The program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) and adheres to the curricular guidelines set by CSWE that integrates topics of social work education, research and community action. Courses explore social work methods, social policy, socio-behavioral theory and social research.
The online MSSA program gives students the opportunity to choose from two concentrations:
The program accepts students with a non-bachelor of social work (BSW) as well as those with a BSW. Separate tracks are tailored for each. The Traditional Track, for those with a non-BSW, can be completed in as few as 2.6 years (8 semesters), while the Advanced Standing Track, for those with a BSW, can be completed in as few as 2 years (6 semesters). Students may choose to begin in the spring, summer, or fall term.
In addition to online coursework, students pursuing Case Western Reserve’s graduate level degree in social work participate in field education where they apply what they learn in class to real-life situations. Students complete their field education requirements in program-approved locations close to home or work. Field placement decisions are based on educational criteria, with student interests and career objectives taken into consideration. Those students employed by a social human services agency (SHSA) can complete their field education through their workplace.
For more information about Case Western Reserve University’s Master of Science in Social Administration, visit our website or contact a school representative at 1-877-807-4740.
About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading research institutions. Located in Cleveland, CWRU 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.
About the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
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. In 2012, MSASS was ranked No. 9 among the best graduate schools of social work in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
MSASS 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.