No. The Certificate does not award “credit”; instead, it allows you to reduce the number of credits you take if you come to the University of Michigan School of Social Work. There are not any credits that can be transferred to another institution.
Yes, they are graded and students must receive at least a 70% in the course to pass. Classes cannot be taken pass/fail.
No, there are no additional costs. The MasterTrack Certificate will not require textbooks.
Yes! There are a lot of jobs that look for knowledge/training offered by the MasterTrack. These positions may look like: case workers, advocates, coordinators, etc. Keep in mind that the MasterTrack Certificate is not equivalent to an MSW degree.
Yes, all students will spend a long weekend in Ann Arbor, MI to start the program and complete an Introduction to Social Work course. Due to COVID-19, online students starting in May 2021 will complete their orientation weekend virtually. Students will also be invited to participate in the in-person graduation ceremony at the end of completing the program, but this is not required.
No. Internationals students with an F-1 or J-1 visa issued by U-M Ann Arbor are required to have health insurance coverage while at the university. Since undocumented and DACAmented students do not have an F-1 or J-1 visa, they are not eligible for the U-M International Health Insurance (IHI) plan.
International students are eligible for merit-based financial aid from the U-M School of Social Work and special programs, but are not eligible for need-based financial aid (U.S. federal or state aid). Please see International Student Financial Aid for more information. Contact the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management with any questions.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106