School of Social Work

Social Work

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CSU School of Social Work Highlights

  • Our BSW and MSW graduating classes are among the largest and most diverse at CSU.
  • CSU has the nation’s only National Association of Social Workers-authorized Student Club.
  • The School’s University Partnership Program (UPP) a Title IV-E Child Welfare Program provides special opportunities for students interested in public child welfare
  • Many social work students receive a substance abuse certificate in addition to their degree.
  • The School of Social Work MSW Program is among a select group of urban schools of social work with both Clinical and Advanced Generalist specializations.
  • More than three hundred social service agencies in Cleveland and northeast Ohio region provide internship opportunities to social work students.
  • Social work faculty are highly productive scholars, publishing books, multiple research articles, and recipients of grants to fund their research.
  • Two faculty members from School of Social Work were selected for the CSU Distinguished Researcher Award.
  • One faculty member was honored as Social Worker of the Year from Ohio Chapter of National Association of Social Workers in 2018. Another was Social Worker of the Year for NASW Region 3 in 2012.
  • Three faculty members serve in leadership roles for national organizations.
  • The School of Social Work is home to the Journal of Reflections, Narratives of Professional Helping.
  • The Cuyahoga Conference on Social Welfare, now in its 9th year, was instituted by School of Social Work Faculty.
  • The Anna V. Brown Conference, focusing on the needs of black elders in the community is an initiative of the School, in collaboration with community partners.

*Cleveland State University’s Master of Social Work Program is ranked among the Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. In 2019, The Master of Social Work Program and Baccalaureate Social Work programs have been reaffirmed for accreditation for the next eight years by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.

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