See also: Online MSW FAQ
The MasterTrack Certificate program is $2,000.
There is no financial aid available for the MasterTrack Certificate program but financial aid is available to students admitted into the MSW program (whether online or on-campus). MasterTrack students may sign up for a payment plan through Coursera.
No. You would have a MasterTrack Certificate in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MasterTrack. You will receive the MSW degree only if you proceed into the MSW degree program after you complete the MasterTrack certificate courses.
Yes and no. The first session in week one will be recorded as it will go through the objectives and the assignments for the course. The second session, halfway through the course will provide in-person office hours where students can ask questions related to the course. The office hour section will not be recorded.
The MasterTrack Certificate program is completely online. Each course besides the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will have two live sessions - one during the first week of the course and one halfway through the course. These will allow you to build community and ask any questions you may have related to the course.
Our Research Methods course is the only course that would include some statistical content. Once you are in the MSW program, depending upon your chosen pathway within the residential program, there could be additional statistics courses required.
Each course has a number of projects and assignments that students will complete. They are very aligned with skills that social workers use in professional practice.
No. The MasterTrack certificate was designed to be completed over a 6 month period (taking 2 classes at a time), or a 4 month period (taking 3 classes at a time). It is strongly discouraged for students to take more than 3 classes at a time, unless they are working on the MasterTrack full time. Each course is approximately 8-weeks long.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106