You can apply as soon as the application is available online, which is usually in September for admission for the following fall semester.
The School of Social Work Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management provides grant and scholarship assistance. The University Office of Financial Aid provides loans and work study awards. Many scholarships and grants are awarded at the time of admission. To view the full range of financial aid opportunities, visit our MSW Financial Aid webpage.
Some students can complete the MSW program in 12 months (full-time Advanced Standing, MicroMasters MSW, MasterTrack MSW, U-M Sociology & SW, and UM-Dearborn Human Services & SW). Students in our full-time four-term programs complete the program in either 16 months or 20 months. Part-time students have different options. Please visit our Program Length webpage for details.
Our students typically complete about 14 – 17 credit hours per semester. Full time students average 15 credit hours per semester. The number of credit hours students enroll in varies depending on which track you have chosen.
About 90% of the MSW class apply for and receive some form of grant and/or scholarship assistance.
Usually we receive 1,100-1,300 applications and enroll an incoming class of approximately 430 students. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Approximately 415 new students are enrolled each fall term. Total size of the MSW program is about 700 in the fall term, 500 in the winter term and 350 in the spring/summer term.
Tuition and fee expenses are variable depending on your program. Please visit the MSW Tuition & Student Budget webpages for detailed information. Each year, the Regents of the University of Michigan set tuition and fees, which are subject to change.
The School of Social Work offers a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid. Visit the Financial Aid webpages to learn more.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106