Students will be assigned faculty advisors at the beginning of the term. Faculty advisors tend to answer questions regarding research or careers in social work.
Any questions about the curriculum or scheduling will come to the MSW Program Office Academic Counselors- Brenda Davidson or Brittany Ward.
We strongly encourage all students to complete a Course Planning Worksheet during their first semester. This helps us to know your preferences so we may plan for course enrollment, but of greater importance, it gives you a planned schedule for completing your MSW program. This plan will guide you in the actual courses you will take throughout your program. This is a useful tool for future planning. You may contact Brenda Davidson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 614-292-7684 or Brittany Ward via email at email@example.com or phone at 614-688-1487 between the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
All students receive an email from the Registrar’s office stating when their registration window will be posted. The date and time posted on your Student Center is actually when you are able to register for courses.
Prior to your registration window being posted on your Student Center, you can find a date range of when you will register for courses on the Registrar’s website at http://registrar.osu.edu/registration/. Click on current term under “Important Dates”. If you scroll down, you’ll find a window that lists when students will schedule based on rank.
To view the Traditional Timelines:
View a list of course descriptions: MSW Course Descriptions.
*denotes Online Cohort course option
Foundational Courses (19 hours):
SWK 6201* – Social & Economic Justice
SWK 6202* – Diversity & Cultural Competence
SWK 6301* – Social Work Perspectives on Development and Behavior Across the Lifespan
SWK 6302* – Organizational & Community Systems
SWK 6401* – Engaging with Evidence
SWK 6501* – Engaging & Entering the Profession
Area of Emphasis (6 hours):
Students must select an area of emphasis and complete both integrated seminars for that area of emphasis. Please plan carefully as not all seminars are offered each semester.
Aging and Health: SWK 7610 & SWK 7611
Mental Health and Substance Abuse: SWK 7620* & SWK 7621*
Children and Youth Services: SWK 7630* & SWK 7631*
Community and Social Justice: SWK 7640 & SWK 7641
Advanced Practice Method Courses (12 hours):
Students must take 12 credit hours of Advanced Practice Methods courses with at least one course from the micro-level group and one course from the macro-level group. Please plan carefully as not all advanced practice method courses are offered each semester.
SWK 7510* – Strengths-based Clinical SW with Individual Adults
SWK 7511 – Clinical SW with Children & Adolescents
SWK 7512* – Clinical SW Practice with Couples & Families
SWK 7513 – Clinical SW with Groups
SWK 7514 – Behavioral Methods in Social Work
SWK 7515* – Crisis Intervention & Trauma Treatment
SWK 7516* – Assessment & Diagnosis in Social Work Practice
SWK 7517 – Social Work Practice in Schools
SWK 7518 – Advanced Case Management
SWK 7519* –Motivational Interviewing
SWK 7520* – Pharmacotherapy in Social Work
SWK 7521* – Evidence-based Substance Abuse Treatment
SWK 7523 – Clinical Social Work Practice with Older Adults
SWK 7530* – Needs Assessment & Program Design
SWK 7531 – Resource Acquisition for Human Service Organizations
SWK 7532* – Supervision and Human Resource Management
SWK 7533 – Financial Management
SWK 7534 – Prevention Strategies in Practice
SWK 7550 – Community Practice & Development
SWK 7551 – Strategic Planning for Organizational & Community Change
SWK 7570 – Policy Analysis & Social Legislation Processes
Evaluation Project (6 hours):
A two-semester sequence that focuses on practice or program evaluation. The first semester teaches you how to evaluate client or programmatic outcomes and finishes with students developing a proposal for conducting an evaluation as part of their field education requirement. During the second semester, students will implement their proposed projects and submit a final report on the evaluation outcomes at the end of the second semester. Students choose to focus on either practice evaluation using single-case designs to evaluate treatment outcomes with individuals, couples, families, or small groups or program evaluation group designs that evaluate the outcomes of programs.
SWK 7401*– Evaluating Social Work Practice
SWK 7402*– Applied Practice Evaluation
Field Education (11 hours):
Students must complete a total of 922 hours of field education. Foundation field (Spring Semester) = 224 hours; Advanced Field = 672 hours. When registering for SWK 7189, the number of credit hours defaults to 1 hour. When registering, select the drop down menu by credit hours and change the number of units from 1 to match the number necessary from your Course Planning Worksheet. Click image below to enlarge example.
SWK 6188*– Foundation Field Education
SWK 6189*– Foundation Field Education
SWK 7189*– Advanced Field Education