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Master of Social Work

Miami’s Master of Social Work degree provides high value to both Ohio and non-Ohio residents. Learn to ethically respond to the complex needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities from a family-centered, social justice orientation, while preparing to work in diverse settings in various roles with children, youth, adults, and families. Graduates of our accredited program are eligible for social work licensure in all 50 states.

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Quick Degree Facts

Rolling

Admission Application Process

12 Months

MSW Full-Time Advanced Standing Program of Study

24 Months

MSW Full-Time Traditional Program of Study

$700

Per credit hour

A Great Opportunity to Make an Even Greater Difference

Miami's MSW prepares you to join a growing field where your contributions can directly impact your community, touching lives and rippling out across generations and beyond borders. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% growth in overall employment for social work from 2020 to 2030, which outpaces the overall average across all occupations.

Projected demand is even higher for healthcare social workers (14%) and mental health and substance abuse social work jobs (17%). Clinically trained social workers now provide 60% of mental health services in the U.S.

Connecting with Communities through Field Education

Our program is supported by nearly 100 field sites across Butler County, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Considered the signature pedagogy" by the Council on Social Work Education, our diverse and exciting field partnerships match you with an agency and supervisor who will guide your development, build your skills, and provide learning experiences aligned with your personal goals.

You'll work directly with the Field Education Director to identify the agencies that interest you and secure your placement. You'll then interview interview at several field agencies and ultimately be matched.

In 2021, 100% of our students were rated as competent by their Field Instructors! 

An Affordable, Quality Education with a Hybrid Convenience

Miami's MSW program features a flat tuition rate that is among the most affordable compared to other public universities in Ohio. The tuition rate for students in the graduate degree in social work program does not follow the standard graduate tuition rates. As a student in this program, the per credit hour rate is $700 (with no hidden fees), regardless of where you live (Ohio resident, non-Ohio resident or international). This means you'll earn a prestigious degree and still graduate with less loan debt than the national average.

The hybrid courses are held online and in-person at both the Miami Oxford campus and the Miami Middletown campus, providing choice and convenience to meet our diverse students' needs.

MSW and Combined Degree Programs

The program’s curriculum provides a mixture of courses to develop skills in working directly with clients, families, organizations, and communities, as well as research-based courses aimed to support students learning how read and understand research articles.

Combined degree programs allow highly qualified students to pursue a Bachelor's and Master's degree simultaneously. Students considering the combined option should seek advice from the MSW director before the last undergraduate semester, ideally in sophomore or junior year. 

What our graduates are saying:

Mike Balsley, U.S. Air Forice Veteran, '21

Every single one of my professors in Miami's social work program has a desire and a passion for making their students successful. They go above and beyond to make sure we attain those goals.

Elizabeth Burnett, '17

Miami’s Master’s in Social Work program led me to my career in medical social work. I did not initially see myself working in a hospital setting, but during my internship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center I discovered how much I loved being here! I would not be where I am today without the encouragement and support from the program’s staff and the opportunities the MASW program offered me.

Chloe Hibbard-Estes, '21

The relationships with my peers were very helpful and the field courses were very enjoyable. Every part of Miami's social work program - even the research - has been applicable and will enhance my career.

Admission Overview

Application Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (with a recommended 3.0 GPA)
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement about your interest in the program

Graduate Committee

The Graduate Committee will evaluate your application once your application is complete. Only then can our committee make a recommendation regarding an applicant's admission. Decisions and official notices of admission will come via email from Miami University's Graduate School. 

What Our Committee Considers:

  • Previous academic work in social work or related areas
  • Potential to successfully complete graduate work
  • Commitment to the social work profession
  • Congruency between applicant's professional goals as well as our program’s teaching and research emphases

Funding and Awards

To support student success, there are various funding opportunities for the Master of Social Work graduate students. The tuition rate for students in the graduate degree in social work program does not follow the standard graduate tuition rates. As a student in this program, the per credit hour rate is $700, regardless of where you live (Ohio resident, non-Ohio resident, or international).

Since this program does not follow the standard graduate tuition rate, students are not eligible for some university funding opportunities, such as a grant-in-aid, graduate assistantships (if externally funded), or the TEAM scholarship. Students may be eligible for other scholarships, financial assistance, or on-campus employment opportunities. 

For more information, please contact MSW@miamioh.edu.

Full-time Miami University employees (and their dependents) are eligible for tuition waiver

60%

of Mental Health Services are Provided by Social Workers

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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