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Master of Science in Social Administration / Direct Practice – Children, Youth & Families

Program Details

The online MS in Social Administration degree program equips students with the practical knowledge they’ll need to become influential leaders in the field of social work, whether practicing locally, nationally or internationally. Students gain hands-on field education experience integrated with coursework, and may choose from three concentrations:

  • Community Practice for Social Change
  • Direct Practice (Children Youth and Families)
  • Direct Practice (Adult Mental Health)


Two tracks options are available. The Traditional Track for Non-BSW students is a total of 60 credits while the Advanced Standing Track for students with a BSW is a total of 45 semester credits. 

Requires a bachelor’s degree with a 2.7 GPA or higher from an accredited college or university. Previous work must include courses in social and behavioral sciences. Official transcripts. MAT or GRE required if GPA is less than 2.7. Evidence of a combination of personal qualities and values that are considered essential for the professional practice of social work: strong moral character; strong analytical and communication skills; a caring and compassionate nature; and a personal commitment to social justice, empowering individuals, and serving vulnerable and under-represented groups. Employment in the Human Services field. Submission of a field education plan.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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