Master of Social Work (MSW)
Online, On-Campus & Part-Time Programs
The University of Michigan School of Social Work has been working toward a more equitable, caring and socially just society for more than 100 years. True to this spirit, our top-ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program offers a variety of options to fit your schedule — keeping a world-class education within reach of students at all stages of life. You can earn your degree through an online, on-campus, full- or part-time program.
Which Format Is Right For You?
- 45 credit option for students with Advanced Standing or the MasterTrack certificate
- Dual degree possible
- Saves you time and money
Part-time Program (Evenings/Weekends)
- In-person community
- Courses are both synchronous and asynchronous
(if you have a BSW)
- Courses are taught by the same faculty as on-campus programs
- Office of Student Service provides in-house support for questions and concerns about curriculum, financial aid and career services
- Specifically dedicated to the online community
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About the U-M School of Social Work
in the Nation
- A U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with competitive grades, from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of 20 credit hours for the liberal arts content requirement prior to enrolling.
- Possess, and open to further developing, some of the personal qualifications considered essential to the successful practice of social work, such as sensitivity and responsiveness in relationships, concern for the needs of others, adaptability, good judgment, critical thinking, creativity and integrity.
- No GRE tests required.
Who are Social Workers?
If you are looking for a career with meaning, action, and diversity in a variety of settings, consider social work. Social workers improve the quality of life for individuals and effect system-wide change through the pursuit of social justice.
The School offers eight specialized curricular pathways, which allow students to follow their interests and gain the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their fields. Learn how recents alums have found their calling within the field social work: