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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. Are International Students eligible for the Online MSW?

    No. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency status is required to pursue the Online MSW program.

  5. Are International students eligible to apply for financial aid?

    International MSW applicants may apply for scholarship (merit) aid from the School of Social Work. International students also may be interested in applying to a special program (Child Welfare Scholarship Program, Community-Based Initiative in Detroit, Geriatric Press enter to read full text...

  6. Are jobs available on the college campus?

    Yes, positions are listed at the U-M Student Employment Office website. You should also fill out the SSW Student Employment Application Form to be placed in a candidate pool for employment in the School of Social Work at.

  7. Are MasterTrack MSW students eligible for grants and scholarships?

    MasterTrack MSW students can apply for need and merit-based grants and scholarships when they begin taking MSW course. More information about financial aid can be found here.

  8. Are Online MSW Program courses synchronous or asynchronous?

    Courses in the online program are both synchronous and asynchronous. Per online course each week, students should expect 2 hours of synchronous live course sessions, and around 6.5 hours of asynchronous content (for example: assignments, readings, mini-lectures, videos, discussion boards).

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