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

2019 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
Lakewood classroom

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is the admission deadline? 
    • October 31, 2019: Deadline for applications to the full-time and part-time programs for Spring, 2020.
    • February 1, 2019: Review of the applications will begin for Advanced Standing for Summer, 2019.
    • March 31, 2019: Deadline for applications to the Advanced Standing program for Summer, 2019. 
  • When do classes begin?
    • Full-time program: January, 2020
    • Advanced Standing: June 10, 2019
  • Do I need to attend any orientation sessions? Yes, you will need to attend two orientations: Field Orientation & Program Orientation.
    • Mandatory Field Orientation: TBA
    • Mandatory MSW Program Orientation:  TBA
  • 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 Dr. Melissa McCollister at 216-529-4404 or mkm12@uakron.edu 

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.