3+2 Dual-Degree Program with Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts + Master of Science in Social Administration
Hiram College’s dual-degree social work program, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, prepares students not just for social work testing requirements, but also for a diverse range of careers.
Social work is a profession dedicated to helping people function in their environment. Careers in the field are diverse – and growing. They include the areas of:
- Child welfare
- Substance abuse counseling
- Health care
- Public policy
- Industry and business
- School social work
- Mental health service
After completing three years at Hiram College, students who meet academic and admission requirements gain entry into Case Western Reserve’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences’ Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.) program. The two-year program has a 100-year history of educating social workers and is ranked first in Ohio and ninth in the nation for social work. The M.S.S.A. is equivalent to a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and is recognized as such by employers, state licensing boards, other universities and the Council on Social Work Education.
The M.S.S.A. degree fulfills many of the requirements of social work licensure in all 50 states. To become licensed in any state, graduates must also complete the licensure exam and complete supervised hours (post-masters). For an explanation of the various licensing requirements for social workers, please visit the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). For academic advising at Hiram College for this 3:2 program, see Liz Piatt or Robin Shura of the Sociology Department.