Regular Part-time Program - This 63 credit hour program is designed as a 3-4 year program. This gives a student the opportunity to balance work and family while completing the degree. We enroll competitive students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse practice interests. The program begins each fall semester and continues for nine to twelve consecutive semesters. Students typically take two classes per semester. Twenty-eight of the credit hours may be completed on the OSU-M campus with the eleven hours of field practicum completed at approved agencies in a student’s hometown area. The remaining hours may be taken on the Columbus campus or by e-courses or distance education. (sample program plan)
Advanced Standing Alternative Plan (ASAP)- This 43 credit hour program, which begins every summer semester, is designed for the student who has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in social work from an accredited social work program within the past 5 years. The student must have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA with all major courses graded with a “B” or better. This program is designed to be completed in 6 or more consecutive semesters taking 2-3 classes each semester. ASAP students do not take foundation courses and only take eight credit hours of field practicum in approved agencies in their hometown area. The credit hours will be split among the OSU-M campus, Columbus and e-courses or distance education. (sample program plan)
Graduate Non-Degree courses - The Mansfield campus also offers a variety of courses that may be available to fulfill licensure requirements or that can be taken Graduate Non-degree prior to admission to the program. A graduate non-degree student can take up to 6 semester credit hours of OSU graduate course work. If the student earns a grade of "B" or higher for a course, the courses/hours transfer into the program, once a student is admitted. These courses are valid for transferring into the program for up to five years from course completion.