Master of Science in Social Administration / Children, Youth & Families
Case Western Reserve University

Program Details

Children, Youth, and Families is one area of specialization available to students in this online MSW equivalent degree program. Topics discussed in classes include child and family policy, family interventions, trauma informed social work, and problems with identification, screening, and assessment. Specialty themes such as autism, adoption, child abuse, childhood trauma, transition to adulthood, and LGBTQA youth are explored in the curriculum.

Graduates will be prepared to provide a range of services including marriage counseling, family therapy, parent education, and child welfare services.

Career paths with this concentration include:

  • Child and family social worker
  • Trauma services manager
  • Child protection specialist
  • Residential therapist
  • Case manager


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Added information may be requested

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

Case Western Reserve University is currently pursing authorization in: Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin.