See also: Online MSW FAQ
No. The Certificate does not award “credit”; instead, it allows you to reduce the number of credits you take if you come to the University of Michigan School of Social Work. There are not any credits that can be transferred to another institution.
The MasterTrack Certificate is scheduled in cohorts which run for 4 or 6 months. If a student does not complete all of the courses in their designated timeframe they may enroll in future courses to complete the certificate, however, all courses must be completed within 2 years of first enrollment of the certificate. If courses are not completed within this timeframe, a learner would need to pay again and begin the certificate all over to pursue the certificate.
For full-time you would complete the 45 credits in 3 semesters (about a year) on-campus. Part-time students (On-Campus or Online) will complete the 45 credits in 7 semesters (about two years and four months).
No, but please keep in mind that these certificates are not credit bearing and therefore, are not transferrable to another university.
Not necessarily. If students are interested in a dual degree program, completion of the MasterTrack is not required. Students could simply apply to the residential MSW program and also apply to the other dual degree program.
Full-time residential students will solidify their chosen pathway when they begin applying for their field placement in May/June prior to starting the program. Students in the Online Part-Time program will all follow the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse pathway.
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