MSW Program Overview- UA Lakewood Campus

The MSW Program offers:

  • Preparation for the advanced practice of social work
  • A degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Evening courses
  • Regional field placements
  • Advanced standing program for qualifying students with a BSW

2018 MSW Application Information - UA Lakewood  

* Please note an increase in graduate application fees:

  • First time Domestic Applicants: $45
  • First time International Applicants: $70
  • Reapplication: $45.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is the admission deadline? 
    • October 31, 2017: Deadline for applications to the full-time program
    • February 16, 2018: Deadline for summer Advanced Standing cohort
  • When do classes begin?
    • Full-time program: January 16, 2018
    • Advanced Standing: June, TBA, 2018
  • Do I need to attend any orientation sessions? Yes, you will need to attend two orientations: Field Orientation & Program Orientation.
    Mandatory Field Orientation:
    • Full-time program: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5pm-7pm or
                                 Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5pm-7pm
                                 Individual appointment with Professor Becky Thomas (Lakewood field placement)
    • Advanced Standing program: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5pm-7pm
  • Mandatory MSW Program Orientation:  
    • Spring Start: January 11, 2018
    • Advanced Standing: May, TBA, 2018
  • Wondering about your field education experience? Students may complete their field placements in the Cuyahoga area or at agencies throughout the Northeast Ohio area (Click here).
  • Who can I contact for additional assistance?  Please contact Becky Thomas at 330-972-5682 or 

Lakewood campus

Location, location, location!

  • The Lakewood site is located at Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107.

  • The Lakewood library is nearby and designated as an OhioLink site. Books, articles, and other library materials can be ordered from the main campus and will be delivered to the Lakewood library, 15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107.