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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. After completing the MasterTrack certificate program would I have my MSW degree?

    No. You would have a MasterTrack Certificate in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MasterTrack. You will receive the MSW degree only if you proceed into the MSW degree program after you complete the MasterTrack certificate courses.

  2. Am I able to participate in the program if I live outside of the U.S.?

    Our programs are open to a global audience, and the course fee is the same for international participants as it is for U.S.-based participants. If you have questions about how to make a payment, or how your geographic location or visa status may impact participation in our programs, please contact ssw.conted@umich.edu.

  3. Am I certified after completing this continuing education certificate program?

    No. This certificate program is not a certification. It provides participants with a curriculum that supports more intensive study in a particular specialty area. Our certificate programs are not designed to be certifications for performance of particular jobs or tasks.

  4. Am I certified after completing this continuing education certificate program?

    No. This certificate program is not a certification. It provides participants with a curriculum that supports more intensive study in a particular specialty area. Our certificate programs are not designed to be certifications for performance of particular jobs or tasks. However, the hours you complete in this program can be counted toward a professional certification. Please view the program website for more information.

  5. Am I eligible to apply to the MasterTrack program if I am pursuing a graduate degree from another program that is not social work?

    Yes. If you are planning to complete the MSW degree with another graduate degree (dual degree) at the University of Michigan, you would need to apply to the MSW program and meet an experience requirement in order to complete the MasterTrack MSW program. Dual degree students however would need to pursue the residential MSW program, the online program MSW program is not an option.

  6. Am I required to attend all live sessions?

    Yes. Please check the schedule for the times you are expected to be signed on. All times listed are in Eastern time.

  7. Are applications for the Sexual Health certificate reviewed on a rolling basis?

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible, because the program often fills several months before the cohort start date.

  8. Are career services available to students and alumni of the School of Social Work?

    Yes. The School of Social Work offers career services to both current students and alumni of the MSW program. The Director of Career Services, Michelle Woods offers workshops on job searching, resume writing, interviewing, and licensure preparation each semester. The Press enter to read full text...

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