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Admissions Process and Eligibility

  1. What are the steps for applying to the MasterTrack MSW program?

    Review the steps here for the On-Campus and Online MSW program options.

  2. What does the program consider human service related experience?

    With social work being such a broad profession, it does vary. Examples of human service experience can include but not limited to direct client care, case management, nonprofit work, advocacy, organizational management, program evaluation, and much more. If you would like to discuss your specific experience, please schedule an appointment with one of our admissions counselors at ssw.msw.info@umich.edu.

  3. What educational background is required for the Master of Social Work degree program? Are any pre-requisites required?

    Applicants must show completion of a U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent, with competitive grades, from an accredited institution. Note: Prospective students applying under the Provisions for Non-Baccalaureate Degree Applicants do not have to meet this Press enter to read full text...

  4. When should I apply to the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program if I plan to complete the MasterTrack first?

    You may apply for the Master of Social Work (MSW) program before, during, or after starting or completing the MasterTrack Certificate program. Some students may want to have confirmation that they are fully admitted to the MSW program before purchasing the MasterTrack courses. Review the posted deadlines for the On-Campus and Online MSW programs and apply as early as possible.

Career Opportunities

  1. Are there any career opportunities if I only complete the MasterTrack Certificate?

    Yes! There are a lot of jobs that look for knowledge/training offered by the MasterTrack. These positions may look like: case workers, advocates, coordinators, etc. Keep in mind that the MasterTrack Certificate is not equivalent to an MSW degree.

  2. Would I be able to apply for a job where a Social Work degree is preferred after completing the MasterTrack Certificate program?

    This could be possible, however, the MasterTrack Certificate is not equivalent to an MSW degree.

Certificate Cost

  1. Are refunds available for the certificate program?

    It may be possible to receive a refund. Students should contact Coursera to learn more about their refund policy: https://learner.coursera.help/hc/en-us/articles/209819043

  2. Are there any additional costs for the MasterTrack Certificate program such as textbooks?

    No, there are no additional costs. The MasterTrack Certificate will not require textbooks.

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