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 courses are sequential meaning you will complete the courses one at a time. Each course is approximately 8-weeks long.
The MasterTrack program began in September 2020 with 90 students in the first cohort. There is currently no limit to the number of students who can join a MasterTrack cohort.
You can expect to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week on a MasterTrack course.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106