Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Ohio University

Program Details

This online master’s in Social Work offers an Advanced Standing track to students who have recently graduated with a CSWE-accredited Social Work bachelor’s degree. Students can complete their master’s degree part-time online in less time than those in the general online track.

This graduate program in Social Work focuses on preparing students to work in rural environments as clinical social workers. Students will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates will be eligible to take a licensure exam toward independent licensing in all 50 states.

Students will gain competencies set by the Council on Social Work Education, such as:

  • Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Engage in policy practice
  • Intervene and evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Ohio University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must hold a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree completed within the last five years, along with a final field evaluation.