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Funding and Scholarships

  1. Are Online MSW students eligible for grants and scholarships?

    Online MSW students can apply for need and merit-based grants and scholarships. More information about financial aid can be found here.

  2. Are Online MSW students eligible for work-study positions and teaching assistantships at the University of Michigan?

    Yes, Online MSW students are eligible for work-study, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), or Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA) positions. Students must meet the criteria listed on the U-M Human Resources website. Online MSW students must enroll in at least 6 credits in a term to hold a GSI or GSSA position. Positions are posted on the U-M Careers website. Work-study positions are posted on the U-M Student Employment website.

  3. Are special scholarships programs available for online students?

    No, special scholarship programs must be completed through the On-Campus MSW Program 16 month (full time) or Advanced Standing (full time) schedules.

  4. Can Online MSW students apply for loans?

    Yes, Online MSW students may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for federal loans.

  5. Can Online MSW students complete teaching assistantships or work-study positions remotely?

    Students should reach out directly to hiring departments to inquire if work can be conducted in a remote manner. Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) or Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA) remotely positions will be posted on the U-M Careers website. Work-study positions are posted on the U-M Student Employment website.

General Online MSW

  1. Can students switch between the Online and On-Campus programs?

    It is strongly recommended that students who are interested in both the on-campus and online program, apply for both the Online Program and the On-Campus programs.

  2. Can the Online MSW degree be completed Full-time?

    The online degree is offered as a part-time program. A full-time option will be available beginning fall 2023.

  3. How long does it take to complete the Online MSW degree?

    The master of social work (MSW) is a 60-credit-hour degree program that can be completed part-time or full-time through one of the curriculum schedules listed below.

    In addition, the School of Social Work offers the following opportunities to complete the MSW program Press enter to read full text...

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