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Practice Policy and Research MicroMasters Certificate

A group of SSW faculty and staff have partnered with University of Michigan Academic Innovation and the edX platform to develop Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters certificate.

The MicroMasters is equipping learners from around the world with a framework to understand social work core theories and practices. The social work MicroMasters includes six courses that cover practice, policy, research, diversity, social justice and work with individuals, families, small groups and community organizations.

Dean Lynn Videka Discusses the SSW MicroMasters Program

MicroMasters Courses


Barbara S. Hiltz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work and MSW Program Director
social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, fundraising, nonprofit management, leadership, strategic planning

Jamie Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Social Work
African American men's health; cancer health disparities, patient-provider communication; psychosocial well-being and family support; social determinants of health

Brian E. Perron

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Faculty Associate, Populations Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
Community mental health, treatment processes, service access and utilization, evidence-based practices.

Katie E. Richards-Schuster

Director of Undergraduate Minor Programs and Assistant Professor of Social Work
Youth participation, youth engagement, community organizing, critical youth media, educational justice, social justice education and post-undergraduate social change work

Mary C. Ruffolo

Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Collegiate Professor of Social Work
Integrated behavioral health and primary care, behavioral health interventions for youth and adults, evaluation of the use of instructional technologies in social work education
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