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Complete the MasterTrack Certificate Online and Finish Your MSW on Campus

Once you successfully finish your MasterTrack certificate and are admitted to the MSW program you can complete your degree on campus. The MasterTrack certificate reduces the credit hour requirement for the MSW from 60 to 45, saving you time and money.


  • You can waive an entire semester, which saves you time and money
  • More than 500+ field placements
  • You will have support from an admission counselor and academic advisor
  • 300+ Scholarship opportunities
  • 8 different curricular pathways covering a broad range of specializations

Admissions Requirements

Program Requirements

Apply to the MasterTrack MSW

  • Step 1

    Send your resume and Eligibility Review Request form to the Office of Student Services, Candidates with previous human service experience are strongly preferred.

    Submit Eligibility Review Request

  • Step 2
    Your resume and interest form will be reviewed to assess eligibility for the MasterTrack MSW program. Once approved, schedule an admissions consultation with the Office of Student Services,
  • Step 3

    Complete and submit an MSW application. Your application will receive a full MSW program admissions review.

    Apply to MSW Program

  • Step 4
    Start your MasterTrack certificate.
  • Step 5
    After successful admission, complete your MasterTrack certificate prior to the start of your fall MSW on campus courses. You will have an individual course planning appointment to discuss part-time or full time enrollment options.
  • Step 6
    Join your cohort in Ann Arbor to complete your MSW degree.


  • Begin courses online as early as 9/7/20 and complete the certificate 5/3/21
  • Students who finish the MasterTrack certificate and are admitted to the program will complete an MSW degree in three (full time) or seven (part-time) semesters on campus
  • Join your cohort in Ann Arbor on 8/21/21

MasterTrack Cohort 1

September 7, 2020 - May 7, 2021

Students may join this cohort up to October 12, 2020.

Course # Start Date End Date
September 7, 2020 October 5, 2020
SWMT508 October 12, 2020 November 30, 2020
November 23, 2020 January 11, 2021
SWMT506 January 4, 2021 February 22, 2021
SWMT509 February 8, 2021 March 29, 2021
SWMT507 March 15, 2021 May 3, 2021

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MasterTrack Cohort 2

March 1, 2021 - August 27, 2021

MasterTrack Cohort 3

June 28, 2021 - December 18, 2021

MasterTrack Cohort 4

October 25, 2021 - April 22, 2022

Financial Aid

Once you are accepted into the MasterTrack MSW program, you are eligible for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial aid. For information please refer to the MSW Guide to Financial Aid. There is no financial aid available for the online MasterTrack certificate.

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