MSW Distance Option - Ashland Site
Located on the beautiful Southern Oregon University campus, the Ashland Site of the MSW Distance Option (MSW-DO) draws students from the Southern Oregon counties of Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath, as well as Siskiyou County in California.
MSW-DO students attend classes every Friday all three years of the program on the SOU Campus, where they have access to the SOU Library and other resources. The majority of the coursework is taught by PSU School of Social Work faculty who travel to the SOU campus. Students complete each of their two years of practicum in agencies in their home communities whenever possible.
The Ashland Site follows a three-year prescribed curriculum. Click here for a sample grid.
The next Ashland Site cohort will begin in Fall 2015, with the application available beginning October 2014.
Ashland Site Coordinator
The Ashland Site Coordinator since 2001, Gretchen Thiel, M.S.W. has an office on the SOU campus. Gretchen is a graduate of Florida State University's School of Social Work and has practiced social work in the Southern Oregon area for twenty-seven years. Experienced in rural social work, she has developed positive working relationships with social services agencies in many Southern Oregon communities. Her areas of teaching include child welfare policy, human behavior in the social environment, involuntary clients, and field instruction. Gretchen also is actively involved in the Rogue District of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.