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Section 2.12.08: Part-time MSW

Part-time options for the MSW program allows students to complete the master of social work degree requirements through part-time enrollment. The part-time options increase access to the MSW degree for qualified students who cannot enroll full-time. Students applying for admission to the MSW program and selecting a part-time option must meet the same admission criteria established for all students admitted to the Master of Social Work program. Students enrolling in courses as non-degree students are not considered to be enrolled in the part-time MSW program.

Students admitted to the part-time MSW program must complete all MSW degree requirements within four years of their first term of enrollment.

Part-Time Day Program
Day part-time students may pursue any of the eight specialized pathways. Students enroll in one of the following plans:

Day Plan A: Two-Year+ Part-Time (45 credits)
For students eligible for the 45-credit program as advanced standing, MicroMasters or MasterTrack MSW. Students enroll in seven consecutive terms, including spring-summer. Field placement begins in the second fall term for MicroMasters or MasterTrack MSW students. Field placement begins in the second winter term for advanced standing students.

Day Plan B: Three-Year Part-Time (60 credits)
Students enroll in nine consecutive terms, including spring-summer, with field placement starting in the second winter term. The Office of Field Education will determine whether the applicant’s place of employment is eligible to count as field credit.


Part-Time Evening/Weekend Program
Evening/weekend part-time students must select the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse pathway. Students enroll in one of the following plans:

Evening/Weekend Plan A: Two-Year+ Part-Time (45 credits)
For students eligible for the 45-credit program through advanced standing, MicroMasters MSW or MasterTrack MSW. Students enroll in seven consecutive terms, including spring/summer. Field placement begins in the second fall term for MicroMasters or MasterTrack MSW students. Field placement begins in the second winter term for advanced-standing students.

Evening/Weekend Plan B: Three-Year Part-Time (60 credits)
Students enroll in nine consecutive terms, including spring/summer, with field placement starting in the second winter term. The Office of Field Education will determine whether the applicant’s place of employment is eligible to count as field credit.

Part-time students are required to inform the SSW Registrar's Office of their enrollment plans each term. Once admitted to the evening/weekend part-time MSW Program and after enrollment, students are expected to follow their enrollment plan. If, after initial enrollment in the program, a student is unable to enroll for one or more expected terms, then withdrawal from the program is required. To re-enroll, the student must complete and submit a reapplication form to the school's Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management at least six weeks prior to the term in which the student wishes to re-enroll.

Online Part-Time Program- (45 credits)
For students eligible for the 45-credit program through advanced standing, MasterTrack MSW or MicroMasters MSW. Part-time students must select the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse pathway. Students completing the MicroMasters or MasterTrack MSW will start field in the second fall term.


Field Education
All MSW students who do not have advanced standing status, including evening/weekend and online part-time, students will complete a total of 912 field hours. An employment-based field option may be available for students currently employed in social work-related positions. Please note that there are only a limited amount of evening/weekend field options available.

For more information on the part-time day or evening/weekend program, please visit
https://ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/part-time .

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