Case Western Reserve University's online Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) - Direct Practice prepares students with the practical knowledge they'll need to become influential leaders in the field, whether practicing locally, nationally, and internationally.
Students enrolled in the Direct Practice concentration learn to engage individuals, families, and groups, assess client needs and strengths, provide or help arrange needed services and support, weigh intervention alternatives, implement change strategies, and evaluate results. Select one of two specializations:
Children, Youth and Families (CYF): Focus on theory and practice directly relating to the identification and assessment of problems that affect young people and families, including adoption, drugs, child and adolescent mental health, physical abuse and violence. Course work may be applied toward educational requirements for membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Please note: The MSSA program features two program entry tracks: a Traditional Track (60 semester credits) for Non-BSW applicants and an Advanced Standing (45 semester credits) path for applicants with a BSW.
Each state's social work board determines the requirements applicable to candidates seeking licensure. If you intend to seek a clinical social worker license in New Hampshire, please note that no online degree program without an on-ground residency requirement, including the online degree program offered by Case Western Reserve University, is sufficient for licensure as a clinical social worker in New Hampshire.
Due to state regulations, Case Western Reserve University is presently unable to accept applications for admission to an online degree program from Alabama residents.
Case Western Reserve University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).