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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. Are continuing education contact hours available in disciplines other than social work for this program?

    Yes, please see the program home page for information about the types of continuing education hours offered.

  7. Are F-1 or J-1 students eligible to work while enrolled in the MSW Program?

    Yes, F-1 and J-1 students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week on-campus while enrolled at the School. Visit the UM International Center webpage for detailed information.

  8. Are international or out-of-state field placements possible?

    Yes, international or out-of-state field placements are possible, but require some extra planning. The School offers special programs such as the Global Activities Scholars Program, Jewish Communal Leadership Program, National Community Scholars Program, and Masters Press enter to read full text...

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