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UM-Dearborn Human Services and Social Work MSW Online

The University of Michigan School of Social Work and the University of Michigan Dearborn College of Education, Health & Human Services have partnered to create a stream-lined curriculum for undergraduate on-campus Human Services students to enter the online MSW program. 


  • Promote social justice through direct service and advocacy on the local, national and global levels
  • Earn your BS (on-campus) in four years and your MSW (online) in a 45-credit program saving you time and money
  • Earn your MSW from the #1 school in the country (U.S. News & World Reports)
  • 96% of U-M MSW graduates looking for jobs are employed
  • We provide field placements near your community within the United States, not including U.S. territories
  • You can balance a career and an MSW degree with our part-time option

Program Requirements

  • Admission to the MSW program.
  • Complete 13 credits of MSW coursework (on-campus) with a grade of C- or above in your senior year, if admitted to the MSW program. A Student Success Meeting may be required if your GPA across the following courses is below 3.0: SW505, SW506, SW508, SW509 and your undergraduate research course that will count as the SW507 requirement.
  • Students will complete a 45 credit hour program including 12 credits of field instruction (684 clock hours). Field instruction must be completed in the United States, not including U.S. territories.
  • You will complete coursework in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse which prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker, or beginning Fall 2024, Welfare of Children & Families, which prepares you to support children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Students in the full-time online program must be available for primarily day/weekday courses, as well as fieldwork during regular day/weekday hours. Students in the part-time online program will have evening/weekend courses available, but must be available for fieldwork during regular day/weekday hours.

  • Students admitted to the MSW Program must complete all MSW degree requirements within four years of their first term of enrollment.


Interested students must be current undergraduate students at UM-Dearborn who will declare and complete the Human Services concentration within the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health and Human Services degree.

*Transfer students may be eligible to participate in the online MSW program.
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required. Undocumented and DACAmented students must reside within the U.S.

  • Step 1
    You must be a current undergraduate student at UM-Dearborn. You must declare and complete the Human Services concentration within the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health and Human Services degree.
  • Step 2
    Apply for admission to the MSW program when you have completed 60-75 credits.
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
    Successfully complete remaining electives and specialized course requirements.
  • Step 5
    Complete your MSW degree in the online program.

When to Apply

  • Select Human Services as your concentration within the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health and Human Services by your junior year.
  • Apply for the Online MSW Program by February 1 of your junior year.

Curriculum Schedule

View curriculum terms and credit hours.

Financial Aid

For information please refer to the MSW Guide to Financial Aid. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid for the semesters they are enrolled in master’s level online courses through the School of Social Work. There is no financial aid available from the School of Social Work until you enroll as a graduate student.

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