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  1. What is the difference between the 16 and 20 month programs? How do I decide which one to choose?

    Both tracks or curriculum schedules are four semesters in length; however 16-month students attend courses and complete fieldwork over four consecutive terms, including the spring/summer term, whereas 20-month students have the spring/summer term off between their Press enter to read full text...

  2. What is the estimated cost of attendance for the MSW Program?

    The 2018-2019 student budget for tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and personal expenses is $51,412 for Michigan residents; $68,112 for non residents for two semesters of full-time enrollment. The Regents of the University set tuition and fees in July of each year; so costs are subject to increase each year.

    To learn more about tuition fees and expenses please visit the Financial Aid section.

  3. What is the MSW application fee?

    The application fee is $75 if you submit the online web application and $150 if you submit a paper application. If you cannot afford the application fee, please contact the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management (734-936-0961) or email [email protected] for information on obtaining a fee waiver.

  4. What is the student of color enrollment?

    The fall 2017 incoming MSW class was comprised of 28% students of color and 15 international students from six different countries.

  5. What is the typical class size?

    About half of the MSW course sections have 25 - 30 students and about half have fewer than 25 students. Occasionally, but infrequently, sections are combined into a larger sections (approximately 40-50 students) to provide students with a more rich academic experience.

  6. What materials must be submitted in order for my MSW application to be considered complete?

    Applicants must submit the following*:

    • School of Social Work MSW application
    • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including transfer and study abroad
    • Supplementary Statement (maximum 3 pages double-spaced)
    • Three recommendation forms and/or letters
    • Current resume
    • Application fee

    *Non-native speakers of English, non-BA, transfer, and International applicants must submit additional materials.

  7. What scholarship opportunities are available for the MSW Program?

    There are numerous scholarship opportunities. The School offers Dean’s Scholarships, which are awarded based on the undergraduate GPA of incoming students (as calculated for admissions review purposes) in addition to a strong commitment to the mission of the School Press enter to read full text...

  8. What services and accommodations are available for students with disabilities?

    Extensive services are available. For information on these services, please contact the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management at the School of Social Work (734-936-0961 / [email protected]) or the University's Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (734-763-3000 phone/voice/TTY/TDD); U-M Services for Students with Disabilties website.

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