In collaboration with the College of Social Work, The Ohio State University at Mansfield offers part-time MSW options in the Regular Program and the ASAP Program. The ASAP program is designed for those with a BSSW in Social Work who meet specific admission requirements. These programs provide the opportunity to enroll in The Ohio State University's nationally recognized and fully accredited MSW program with the convenience of being close to home. Both programs allow students to complete the program on a part-time basis. Students will be required to take a blend of face-to-face and e-learning courses, distance-learning courses and courses on the Columbus campus to complete their degree. Any course on the Mansfield campus will be held in the evening or weekend hours. Those courses which must be attended in Columbus will be offered at a variety of times including evenings and weekends.
The MSW program prepares graduates for advanced social work practice. The program consists of three principal parts: In the foundation curriculum students master the theoretical knowledge, professional values, and core competencies common to all social work practice. The advanced concentration is highly applied and focuses on acquiring expertise as a master's prepared social worker in one of several practice areas: Health and Aging, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Child and Youth Services and Community and Social Justice. The extensive field practicum experiences integrate theory and both foundation and advanced practice to provide highly mentored opportunities in which students further refine their skills as professional social workers.
At OSU-M, we enroll competitive students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse practice interests. Our students receive the same quality educational experience as their Columbus campus counterparts. Classes are taught by College of Social Work faculty and community instructors using the same syllabi and texts used at the Columbus campus. In addition, the regional campuses provide a full array of services for their students such as: financial aid counseling, academic advising, library services, student activities, computer labs, disability services, bookstore, physical activities center and free parking.
The Social Work Program Office at the Mansfield Campus looks forward to hearing from you as you consider our programs for your education at The Ohio State University at Mansfield and The College of Social Work. This website is your first stop to find answers to your questions about the MSW program. Please contact the office with additional questions to learn more about the MSW program and your path to a fulfilling career as a social worker. See the Are You Really Ready for Graduate School? brochure for more information to help you decide whether it is the right decision for you to apply to the MSW program.