Shawnee offering social work degree

Published 9:34 pm Saturday, January 10, 2009

PORTSMOUTH — A new Master of Social Work is being offered at Shawnee State University through Ohio University beginning this summer.

The program specializes in practice with families in rural environments with concentrations in administrative or clinical practice.

The Graduate Center at SSU is coordinating the program. It was established in I999 to partner with other universities to offer graduate programs at SSU.

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“I am pleased that our graduates and others in southern Ohio will have access to Ohio University’s Master of Social Work degree,” said Dr. Jeff Bauer, SSU’s Graduate Center director. “Bringing this degree program to Shawnee State’s campus will satisfy an important need in our region.”

All coursework is offered on the SSU campus by the Department of Social Work at Ohio University.

Applicants for admission to the MSW program must fulfill the admission requirements and complete the application forms of both Ohio University and the Department of Social Work.

The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

To learn more about the program, attend an information session scheduled at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Flohr Lecture Hall at SSU’s Clark Memorial Library.

For more information on the program, call Dr. Susan Sarnoff at (740) 593-1301 or e-mail For information on SSU’s Graduate Center programs, call (740) 351-3177 or e-mail