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Psychology B.S. & MSSA In Social Work from CWRU

Acquire a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work in five years via the 3/2 program with John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

You can receive your MSSA degree in five years by enrolling in the master's program after your junior year at John Carroll. You would receive your B.S. degree in Psychology upon completion of your first year at CWRU and your MSW degree  upon completion of your second year at the Mandel School.


Application Requirements

  • Apply during first or second semester of Junior year (first semester is prefarable)
  • Need a 3.2 overall GPA at JCU
  • 3 letters of recommendation (preferably from professors/advisor)
  • 5 page personal statement
  • In-person interview at Case Western
  • Complete 3 years of undergraduate coursework at JCU, including all psychology major and university core requirements (except the 120 credit hour requirement).
  • Letter that you have completed Core and Major requirements from JCU Registrar or advisor

Learn more and apply!

3+2 Facts

  • 4th year: start graduate courses at Mandel
  • 5th year: Complete both degrees
  • Scholarships are available
  • Concentrations in both Community Practice and Direct Practice with specializations in a variety of areas
  • The program requires field placements, where you work directly in the field, gaining hands-on experience
  • Study abroad options available
  • For questions, contact
  • JCU Alumni Ivy Zhang '20 is also willing to give her perspective on the program (