Social Work, MA

Parent Entity: 
Liberal Arts, College of » Social Work
Program Type: 
Degree Type: 
Master of Arts

Program Description:

The Greater Miami Valley Joint MASW program between Miami University of Ohio and Wright State University accepted its first students in Fall 2012. The program was approved by the Ohio Board of Regents in Spring 2012 and was fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) ( in June 2014.

The mission of the program is to prepare students to become advanced generalist social work professionals. Advanced generalist practice emphasizes effective practice and policy skill development to promote diversity and cultural competency, social and economic justice, reduce oppression, and improve the broader human condition. Students graduating with a Master of Arts in Social Work from this joint program will be prepared to work in direct practice and administrative social work positions in private and public settings helping clients across the lifespan meet their basic human needs.MASW graduatesare also eligible to become Licensed Social Workers (LSW) and Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW) in the state of Ohio (

Full-time (2 years), part-time (3-4 years), or advanced standing (3 semesters) programs are offered to admittedgraduate students.  Classes are taught on Miami University's Middletown campus with a few classes scheduled on the WSU main campus.Both universities appear on the graduate's diploma.

Under the Advanced Generalist Concentration, students choose electives from two Concentration Focus Areas: 1) Families and Children or 2) Older Adults. Students in the advanced standing program will complete 500 hours of field education; all other students will complete 900 hours of field education over the course of the program.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete an Application for Graduate Admission
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (other than Wright State)
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher (based on a 4 point system) for all previous graduate work.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in social work or behavioral science courses.
  • Have completed behavioral science coursework listed on the application.
  • Have completed the personal statement following the instructions on the application.
  • Have submitted three professional letters of reference.

Instructions for reference letters can be found at

Advanced Standing applicants must have a BSW from a CSWE accredited university within 5 years of beginning in the MASW program. Applicants must also have an overall GPA of 3.25 and 3.25 average in all social work courses

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