Social Work Affiliated Program

This is a 3 + 2 affiliation with Case Western University, leading to a bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace and a master's degree in social service administration (professional social work).  Students complete three years of study at Baldwin Wallace.  In the third (junior) year they apply for admission to the Senior Year in Absentia Program at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

At the successful completion of the first year (30 semester credit hours) of the graduate program at CWRU, Baldwin Wallace will award the B.A.  CWRU will award the MSSA at the successful completion of the graduate program, at which time the student becomes eligible for certification as a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Ohio.  Persons holding a master's degree in social administration and the LISW are fully qualified to supervise social service casework, manage social service agencies and establish their own private practice in counseling.  For additional information regarding recommended courses of study, application of transfer credit and program residency requirements, students are urged to consult with the BW liaison person, Dr. Jill Stephens Fleisher at, or a member of the Admission counseling staff.

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