Office of the Registrar


Address 11235 Bellflower Road, Suite 121
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (216)368-2101
Fax: (216)368-5065

To request an official transcript, see the University Registrar.

Academic Calendar 2014-15 Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015 An academic calendar is available to all students. It lists important dates for you to save and remember throughout the academic year. MSASS Calendar of Events The Mandel School Calendar of Events features events related to the entire Mandel School community of students, staff and faculty.



To be announced prior to April 1, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Full-Time MSSA students who want to enroll in a course offered in the Intensive Weekend MSSA program must read the requirements for this type of instruction prior to registration.

2014-15 Full time & Intensive Weekend Course Offerings

2012-2013 - Master’s Programs, Virtual Course Descriptions

2013-2014 Masters Programs Course descriptions

2011-2012 – Master’s Programs, Course Descriptions
2009-2010 – Master’s Programs, Course Descriptions
– Master’s Programs, Course Descriptions
– Master’s Programs, Course Descriptions

All Mandel School students are required to make an appointment with their academic advisor to discuss their academic plan and sign a Pattern of Enrollment (POE) below. Patterns of enrollment include a list of student forms that must be completed once a student chooses a Direct Practice or Community and Social Development concentration. Each form highlights a list of classes that students are required to take depending on their program. Please bring a copy of your unsigned Pattern of Enrollment when you meet with your advisor. Pattern of enrollment for entering students are due no later that October 7th A Pattern of Enrollment is designed to ensure that students meet all requirements of their program on time. If you need to make changes, please consult with your academic advisor. Foundation courses, for example, must be completed before advanced coursework is begun, and advanced courses have pre-requisites. For more information, please contact Debra A. Fields, Registrar Students Entering Fall 2014 Patterns of Enrollment for students entering Fall 2014

Students Entering Fall 2013 Patterns of Enrollment for students entering Fall 2013

You may drop/add using SIS. The drop/add period concludes after the first two weeks of classes each semester. See the Academic Calendar for exact dates each semester. If you prefer, you may complete a drop/add form (below) and fax it to the Mandel School Registrar at 216.368.5065.
Incomplete Form Request If you would like to request an incomplete grade in a course, please complete the attached Incomplete Request Form with your instructor’s authorization and submit it to the Mandel School Registrar.
You will be notified by the registrar when you are eligible to apply for graduation. After you receive an e-mail notification from the registrar, you may apply for graduation online. If you have any questions, please e-mail Debra A. Fields or call 216.368.2101.
You must use SIS to change your addresses, phone numbers, privacy settings, etc.
Please see the web site for Graduate Studies or the Mandel School Doctoral program or contact the doctoral program assistant at 216.368.2284.
Case E-Mail This Case link will give you information on how to change your email password and how to forward your Case email to a personal or work email account. It is mandatory that all Case students activate their free e-mail address. In order to access your confidential account online, you will need your Case E-mail ID (i.e., xyz3) and password.  Information regarding course registration, change in classes, info from the Dean, commencement, etc. is sent to your Case E-Mail.  You can access your free Case e-mail at  on any computer that has internet access. Also, you will need your E-Mail ID (i.e., xyz3) and password to view your grades and unofficial transcript on-line at the Student Information System. Requests for information to be released to a third-party must be submitted in writing to my assistant. Five business days should be allotted for processing.
INDEPENDENT STUDY SASS 598 If you would like to enroll in an Independent Study (SASS 598), please complete and submit the attached form.. INDEPENDENT STUDY WITH DR. GROZA If you would like to enroll in an Independent Study specifically with Dr. Victor Groza, then please complete and submit the attached form.. INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY If you are an undergraduate student and would like to enroll in an Independent Study (SASS 390), please complete and submit the attached form.. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PRACTICUM If you would like to enroll in an Independent Research Practicum (SRCH 536), please complete and submit the attached form. TRAVEL & STUDY ABROAD If you would like to enroll in the Travel & Study Abroad trip (SASS 575), please complete and submit the attached form.
You must request a loan deferment form from your Lender each semester. Once completed, loan deferment forms must be submitted to: CWRU Registrar’s Verification Office 10900 Euclid Avenue 135 Yost Hall Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7042 Processing will  NOT occur until after the drop/add period of each semester.
Any Name/Social Security Number changes must be completed by filling out this form. For changes to your Social Security Number, please submit your original signed Social Security Card to the Registrar. For changes to your legal name, please submit an original court order, certified marriage certificate and/or certified divorce decree. These documents must accompany the form and be submitted to: Mandel School Registrar, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 11235 Bellflower Road, Cleveland. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These documents must be presented in person.
Pattern of enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester … for new students admitted into the 12 month Advanced Standing Program The listing of the courses according to each concentration / specialization available for students enrolled in the 12-Month Advanced Standing Program . Pattern of enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester … for new students admitted into the 18 Month Advanced Standing Program The listing of the courses according to each concentration/ specialization available for students enrolled in the 18-Month Advanced Standing Program. Pattern of enrollment for the Fall 2014 semester … for new students admitted into the  Intensive Weekend Advanced Standing Program The listing of the courses according to each concentration/ specialization are currently available for students enrolled in the Intensive Weekend Program Advanced Standing Program.

Certificate Programs


Students with an interest in serving the needs of the aging population may be interested in the multidisciplinary graduate certificate program offered through the Case Western Reserve University Center on Aging and Health. This program is designed for gerontological researchers, educators and practitioners. For more information, contact The University Center on Aging and Health at 216.368.2692. Or, you can contact  Merl C. Hokenstad, PhD, at 216.368.2323.

Eligibility and Coursework Requirements

Notice of Intent to Pursue

Global Health

Global Health is the broadest concept of public health, focusing on international aspects of disease transmissions, diagnosis, treatment, policy and prevention. The overall objective of this interdisciplinary certificate is to support MSASS students with interests in “health problems, issues, and concerns that transcend national boundaries, may be influenced by circumstances or experiences in other countries, and are best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions.” For more information, contact the Case Western Reserve University Center for Global Health and Diseases at 216. 368.4818. Or, you can contact Sharon E. Milligan, MSW, MPH, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at 216.368.2335.
Global Health Fact Sheet
Notice of Intent to Pursue

School Social Work

The School Social Work program is designed to train school social workers and provide them with the competencies to practice in a variety of traditional and non-traditional primary and secondary education settings. Such competencies include assessing the needs of school children, designing and implementing interventions, and making referrals to other professionals and agencies as needed. School social workers are prepared to function collaboratively with other professionals, and assist the school and the community in mobilizing necessary resources on behalf of children and adolescents. For more information, please refer to the School Social Work Program. Or, you can contact Sarah Andrews, MSSA, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at 216.368.2327.

School Social Work Program

Management and Leadership

This certificate allows students to pursue 12 academic hours focused coursework designed to prepare them for managing and leading in a range of social welfare settings. The certificate is available to all MSSA students regardless of concentration or specialization, and can be completed within the normal master’s framework. To do so, students add to or substitute for concentration-related electives the courses required for the certificate. The certificate is comprised of four required courses – an introduction to management and leadership (zero credit hours), as well as courses on leadership/supervision, budgeting and finance, and program design. In addition, students select one elective based on their interests from a set of approved courses. If needed, students can seek approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to exceed 16 hours of coursework in specific semesters in order to complete the certificate. Students have the option of enrolling in the certificate program concurrent with their MSSA or as a non-degree-seeking student at MSASS. These students must complete a non-degree application verifying that they possess a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. Students must complete the Notice of Intent to Pursue the CML and submit this to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for approval. Specific questions may be directed to Robert Fischer, PhD, the advisor for the certificate program.
Management and Leadership Fact Sheet

The Proficiency Exams are for entering students who do not have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work (BSW), but who might have taken courses similar to the foundation curriculum and prefer to waive one or more in favor of more elective courses. No credits hours are granted for passing the Proficiency Exams.  Successful completion of the exam(s) exempts the student from the requirement to complete the course(s).  Elective courses may be substituted in order to earn the required credit hours needed for graduation.

More information

WITHDRAWAL ONE OR MORE COURSES When a student drops a course(s) after the normal drop/add period, without completely withdrawing from the University, the student will be charged full tuition for the course(s) dropped and will receive a grade of “W”. This rule applies to both semesters and summer session. Not attending a course does not constitute withdrawing from a course; Please contact the Mandel School Registrar for details on this process.   WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY Students withdrawing from the Mandel School must meet with Assistant Dean Andrea Porter for an exit interview and return their University student ID, prior to completing the withdrawal process on SIS. Please see the refund percentage table (by date) on the CWRU Registrar’s web site.  Please call 216-368-2280 or visit Student Services in Room 121.

For the Fall 2013 Semester, the last day to withdraw from ALL courses is Friday, November 9 , 2013 You must notify the CWRU Registrar’s Office (in person or via U.S. mail) to request an original official transcript.