The School of Social Work is home to programs that prepare graduates for practice and leadership in the fields of social services and health care. The SSW is committed to providing students with an interdisciplinary education that they can apply to their hands-on experience during field placements within over 200 agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area.
The School houses both the graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) social work programs, as well as a master's and graduate certificate programs in health administration. In all programs, faculty with extensive practice experience in their respective fields offer competency-based education that provides students with an excellent foundation for successful careers in a wide variety of organizations that meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of people and communities.
The Social Work programs are built around the values and core competencies of the profession as defined by the Council on Social Work Education. The Social Work faculty brings a strong practice background to the classroom, engaging students in learning activities that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for professional practice.
The School collaborates with over 200 local agencies in offering a wide variety of internship opportunities. BSW graduates are prepared for entry-level professional practice as well as graduate study in social work. MSW students choose either the Direct Practice concentration or the Social Welfare Administration and Macro Practice concentration and are prepared for advanced practice and leadership across the social service field. Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Student Achievement of Core Social Work Competencies
The School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati (UC SSW) conducts rigorous program evaluation in order to continually assess the strengths and areas for growth of the UC SSW. Evaluation findings are used to determine program quality, to document program successes, to make needed adjustments to the UC SSW curriculum in order to enhance student achievement, and to meet accreditation requirements specified by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Read the results of our most recent evaluation below:
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Assessment Report 2015-16
Master of Social Work (MSW) Assessment Report 2015-16
The graduate programs in Health Administration provide the credentials, knowledge, and skills to effectively lead and manage health care organizations, agencies, and practices. All courses are offered online, allowing students to continue their current careers while preparing for their futures.
Please click here to learn more about our online health administration programs.