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Social Work

Master of Social Work

Graduate Program

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

Contact Info

Angela L. Curl, PhD, MSW, FGSA

MSW Program Director, Associate Professor, and Scripps Gerontology Fellow

Family Science and Social Work

110C McGuffey Hall

Miami University

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-1717

Curriculum and Courses

The formal curriculum design in the MASW program is comprehensive, with complementary coursework and field work. The courses are sequenced in a certain manner so that students reach an advanced level of micro, mezzo and macro social work practice by the end of the program. The order of this curriculum provides a broad basis of professionalization and professional identity for graduate students while introducing them to skills to use across settings multiple social work settings. As such, students complete core social work courses that prepare them to become advanced generalist professionals who are lifelong learners and leaders who contribute to the social work profession.

  • FSW 613 Ethics, Professionalism, and Self Care (3CH)
  • FSW 617 Human Behavior and Social Environment (3CH)
  • FSW 621 SW Practice I (3CH)
  • FSW 688 Clinical Interventions in SW
  • FSW 723 SW Assessment and the DSM

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Graduates of the MASW accredited program are eligible for social work licensure in all 50 states. Using an Advanced Generalist approach, students are prepared to work in a variety of settings (e.g., social service agencies, schools, hospitals) in various roles (e.g., case managers, agency directors, therapists) with children, youth, adults, and families.

Facts and Stats

  • 82% 2021 MASW Program Licensure Rate (higher than average)

    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

  • 60% of Mental Health Services are Provided by Social Workers

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Top 10 National Public University

    U.S. News & World Report, 2020


  • Miami University's graduate social work program gave me an opportunity to learn new skills to be a great social worker. I was able to be challenged by the curriculum and supported by an awesome staff.

    Chelsey Gates, 2017
    Advanced Generalist Social Work


Where Education Becomes Something Greater

Explore what it means to be a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere.

Admissions Requirements

No GRE is required. Applicants will need to submit the application, university transcript(s) from their most recent university, 3 letters of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement regarding their professional goals and accomplishments.

  • Students admitted to the Traditional program are expected to have an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Students admitted to the Advanced Standing MASW Program are expected to have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher, as well as an undergraduate degree in social work obtained within the last 5 years.

Additional Opportunities

  • Internship/Field Placement

    As the signature pedagogy, students take and complete a field placement/Internship.

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  • Scholarship opportunity

    Scholarships are available for most incoming graduate students. Apply early for the best opportunity.

  • MASW Student Organization

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