Department of Social Work

The College of Social Work, through excellence in teaching, research, and service, prepares leaders who enhance individual and community well-being, celebrate difference, and promote social and economic justice for vulnerable populations. The College fosters social change through collaboration with individuals, families, communities, and other change agents to build strengths and resolve complex individual and social problems. As an internationally recognized College, we build and apply knowledge that positively impacts Ohio, the nation, and the world.

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an integral and valuable resource to the State of Ohio and the nation. The social work community and the College readily share their expert knowledge in collaborative efforts to ameliorate and resolve an extensive array of contemporary social problems. Through its BSSW, MSW, and PhD degree programs the College enables students to experience and explore the knowledge, values and skills required for professional social work practice and research.

This website is your first stop to find answers to your questions about the social work programs available to you. We hope to help you learn more about the Social Work programs and your path to a fulfilling career as a social worker.