FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Online Master of Social Work

How much is the tuition?

Effective for students beginning the program in 2018-2019, the cost per semester credit hour is $654 per credit (for Ohio residents) and $673 per credit (for non-Ohio residents).*

*Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustees approval and may change.

When I graduate, what will my diploma read?

Your diploma will read “Master of Social Work.” Your diploma will not say the word “online.”

How long is the online Master of Social Work — Advanced Track program?

The program is composed of 10 courses (36 total semester credit hours) and can be completed in as few as 24 months.

Does the Ohio University online Master of Social Work require the GRE or GMAT?

The Ohio University online MSW does not require the GRE or GMAT for admission.

Are there campus visit requirements?

The Ohio University online MSW does not have campus visit requirements.

What type of student support can I expect during the program?

At Ohio University, each student is assigned a personal Student Support Advisor who will be with you throughout your time in the program. To discuss the program’s structure and support in greater detail, contact your Enrollment Advisor.

How will I communicate with my professors?

Your professors will participate in the class discussion areas with you. Also, they will provide virtual office hours if you need individual attention.

What can I expect the coursework to be like?

You should expect that coursework will be application-based. You will learn based on real-world scenarios and can expect to apply them both in and outside of the classroom environment.

What are the computer requirements for the program?

To get started in our online program, you’ll need a computer system and webcam with current specifications.