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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 March 1. February 1 is the priority application deadline.
    • UM-Dearborn Human Services & Social Work applicants must upload verification to their MSW application that they are eligible for the curriculum schedule. Email the verification form to the office below, requesting that an advisor complete the form and return it to you. The completed form then must be uploaded to your MSW application.

  • 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


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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

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MSW Courses & Field Placement MSW Courses & Field Placement MSW Courses & Field Placement

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