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The Social Work program at Cleveland State University is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Completion of the Social Work degree is the only avenue to meeting the requirements for the Social Work License.

All full-time faculty members have Doctoral degrees and are well-known at the local, state, national and international levels.


Graduates with a degree in social work are qualified to work in various fields of practice in Public and Private Human Service Agencies.

They work with individuals, families, small groups, neighborhoods and large communities.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, social work is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, and the need for social work services is expected to increase 30 percent by 2010. Entry level salary ranges from $28,000 to $35,000.

Cleveland State University Social Work graduates work in hundreds of human service agencies and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area, across the state, and the country.

Large numbers of our graduates with bachelor degrees in Social Work pursue their master’s degree. Many of these students continue towards a Doctoral degree in social work.

For more information, visit CSU's Social Work Department's website


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  • Agency Director
  • Deputy Director
  • International Social Worker
  • Aging/Gerontology
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Mental /Clinical Social Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Executive Director Policy & Planning Specialist
  • Community Organizational Director
  • Social Worker Policy Advocate
  • Consultant
  • Food Stamp Administrator
  • Policy Analyst
  • School Social Worker 
  • Health Care Specialist
  • Program Manager
  • Teacher
  • Supervisor
  • Research Analyst
  • Criminal Justice/Corrections Specialist
  • Substance Abuse
  • Counselor Intake
  • Counselor
  • Child Welfare/Children's Services
  • Employment/ Occupational Social
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Statistician Assistant

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Planning long-term projects Recruiting/coordinating research subjects
Writing grant proposals Evaluating
Maintaining records Developing project designs
Interviewing Understanding group dynamics
Observing human interactions Recognizing cultural differences/similarities
Surveying and sampling Identifying value systems
Gathering and organizing data Examining data
Conducting field studies Applying non-intrusive methods
Reaching new conclusions through comparative study Utilizing statistical applications


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