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Explore Social Work as a UM Dearborn Student

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 Human Services students to enter the MSW program.

Why Human Services and Social Work?

  • You have an interest in helping individuals, families and communities function effectively and overcome considerable obstacles and challenges.  
  • You will develop an understanding of diversity, research, discrimination, oppression and the skills to advocate for social and economic justice.
  • 96% of U-M MSW graduates looking for jobs are employed.
  • 300+ scholarship opportunities for MSW students.
  • Earn your MSW from the #1 ranked U-M School of Social Work in Ann Arbor.
  • 45 credit program reduces time and expense to earn your MSW.

How to Apply?

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. The specific steps are as follows:

  • Complete major and concentration requirements (80 credits).
  • Apply for admission to the MSW program by February 1.
  • Successfully complete remaining electives and specialized course requirements.
  • Finish admissions process and matriculate into the #1 ranked UM School of Social Work in Ann Arbor.

Options for completing your MSW at U-M School of Social Work

Sample Timeline

Undergraduate

Year 1-2 Year 3, Fall Year 3, Winter Year 4, Fall Year 4, Winter
Health and Human Services Requirements Declare Health and Human Services & Social Work Subplan Health and Human Services Requirements MSW Requirements MSW Requirements
  Health and Human Services Requirements Health and Human Services Electives    

Graduate MSW

Fall Winter Spring/Summer
MSW Courses & Field Placement MSW Courses & Field Placement MSW Courses & Field Placement

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