The Master of Social Work Program is a joint degree program administered by The University of Akron and Cleveland State University. The Joint MSW Program began in January 1995.
Select which Master's Degree Program Information you would like to view
- The University of Akron Main Campus - Joint Master of Social Work Program
- Lakewood Campus- Joint Master of Social Work Program
- Quick Link to MSW Field Education Information & Forms
- Quick Link to MSW Program Curriculum
- Quick Link to MSW Program Completion Requirements
- Quick Link to Description of MSW Courses in 2014-15 Graduate Bulletin
Go to page 140 to begin School of Social Work courses
This degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
The curriculum of the Joint MSW Program is designed to prepare students for advanced level professional practice in Social Work. The program provides a rigorous intellectual base, an opportunity for effective skill development, and an educational perspective that views human diversity as desirable and enriching to society.
The mission of the Joint
- To prepare competent and effective practitioners to carry out the purpose of the social work profession with emphasis on its knowledge, skills, and values
- To advocate for social and economic justice and human rights, professional integrity, and the importance of human relationships consistent with social work’s history, purpose, and philosophy.
- To partner with and provide leadership to the communities of
Northeast Ohioin order to develop an effective service delivery system to address human needs and enhance experiential learning opportunities.