EmbanetCompass, the leading provider of online learning services for the world’s premier institutions, is announcing our latest partnership with Case Western Reserve University to support an online Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is one of the oldest university-affiliated schools of social work in America and is ranked No. 9 among the best graduate schools of social work in the country, according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings. The MSSA program provides complete degree requirements online for two concentrations: Community and Social Development and Direct Practice. The Direct Practice concentration includes two specializations: Children Youth and Families (CYF) and Mental Health/Adult (MHA). Two entrance tracks are available: The Traditional Track for those possessing a bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work and the Advanced Standing Track for those with a bachelor of social work (BSW).
“As part of our vision to prepare social work leaders to imagine, build and realize sustainable and healthy communities for all individuals and families, we wanted to offer this education to those who may not be able to attend in a residential format,” stated Grover C. Gilmore, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. “By offering this degree online and combining the skills of EmbanetCompass with our brand, it will allow our online students the same quality degree as our on-ground students.”
“We welcomed the opportunity to work with such a highly ranked and prestigious university like Case Western Reserve,” said Steve Fireng, EmbanetCompass President and CEO. “The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences offers one of the best social work degrees in the country and we are privileged to help them take this degree online.”
Since 1913, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Case Western Reserve’s social work school. In addition, nationally professional associations, including the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), have recognized many of the school’s individual programs.
EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. EmbanetCompass (embanetcompass.com) provides the entire complement of online learning support services–including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support and technical helpdesk, allowing our university partners to concentrate on delivering high quality academics. Its success is based on a history of performance and innovation that provides its academic partners with the stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online learning. EmbanetCompass partners with over 35 colleges and universities serving 121 distance education programs.
About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is one of the country’s leading research institutions. Located in Cleveland, CWRU offers a unique combination of forward-thinking educational opportunities in an inspiring cultural setting. The leading-edge faculty engage in teaching and research in a collaborative, hands-on environment. Nationally recognized programs include arts and sciences, dental medicine, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing and social work. About 4,200 undergraduate and 5,600 graduate students comprise the student body.
About the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Consistently ranked as one of the top schools of social work in the country, the Mandel School offers an innovative combination of extensive field education with the enduring traditions and prestige of a major university.
MSASS counts among its alumni many prominent educators, government officials, accomplished practitioners, researchers, and chief executives of national and regional agencies. Faculty achievements in professional organizations, research, and agency consultation further extend the school’s reputation as an active participant in the advancement of social work practice.