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MasterTrack Online MSW

Complete the MasterTrack Certificate and your MSW Online with the #1 School of Social Work

Once you successfully finish your MasterTrack certificate and are admitted to the MSW online program, you continue your MSW degree requirements online part-time. The online curricular pathway is Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse which prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker.

Please note the MasterTrack Certificate alone is a non-credit bearing credential.

Advantages

  • The online MSW degree is a 45 credit part-time program saving you time and money
  • You will have assistance from an admission counselor and academic advisor
  • You can connect with faculty one-on-one during office hours
  • We provide field placements near your community in the U.S.
  • You can balance a career and an MSW degree
  • You will have an opportunity to visit Ann Arbor and meet your cohort

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

You will complete coursework in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse, which prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker.

Apply to the MasterTrack MSW Online Program

  • Step 1

    Submit an Eligibility Review Request at the earliest date possible.

    Submit Eligibility Review Request

  • Step 2
    Your resume and interest form will be reviewed to assess eligibility to apply to the MasterTrack MSW program. Once approved, schedule an admissions consultation with the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management, ssw.msw.info@umich.edu.
  • Step 3

    Apply to MSW Program, if eligible based on review. Your application will receive a full MSW program admissions review.

    Apply to MSW Program

  • Step 4

    Start your MasterTrack certificate either before or after you receive an MSW Program application decision.

    Students may be well advised to start the MasterTrack after receiving an offer of admission to the MSW Program. Completion of the MasterTrack certificate does not guarantee admission to the MSW program.

When to Apply

To begin the MasterTrack MSW Online Program in Spring/Summer 2021

Early Application Deadline
Online Program
December 1, 2020
Priority Application Deadline
Online Program
March 1, 2021
Application Deadline
Online Program
May 1, 2021

Please note admission will be offered on a rolling basis and therefore early application is strongly encouraged. 

  • Submit your Eligibility Review Request as soon as possible.
  • Begin the MasterTrack Program no later than October 12, 2020.
  • Complete all MasterTrack courses by May 10, 2021.

To begin the MasterTrack MSW Online Program in Fall 2021

Early Application Deadline
Online Program
December 1, 2020
Priority Application Deadline
Online Program
March 1, 2021
Application Deadline
Online Program
August 1, 2021

Please note admission will be offered on a rolling basis and therefore early application is strongly encouraged.

  • Submit your Eligibility Review Request as soon as possible.

  • Begin the MasterTrack Program either by November 23, 2020, or March 1, 2021.

  • Complete all MasterTrack courses by August 30, 2021.

To begin the MasterTrack MSW Online Program in Winter 2022

Early Application Deadline
Online Program
December 1, 2021
Priority Application Deadline
Online Program
August 1, 2021

Please note admission will be offered on a rolling basis and therefore early application is strongly encouraged.

  • Submit your Eligibility Review Request as soon as possible.

  • Recommended start date for the MasterTrack Program: June 28, 2021.

  • Complete all MasterTrack courses by December 20, 2021.

  • Begin online MSW program courses in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse pathway in January 2022.

Curriculum Schedule

View curriculum terms and credit hours.

MasterTrack Certificate Schedule & Timelines

MasterTrack March 2021 Cohort

Begin courses 3/1/2021 complete certificate 8/30/2021

Course # Start Date End Date
SWMT101: Social Work Practice: Advocating for Social Justice and Change March 1, 2021 April 5, 2021
SWMT 505: Engaging Social Justice, Diversity, and Oppression in Social Work March 1, 2021 April 26, 2021
SWMT 506: Essentials of Interpersonal Practice May 10, 2021 July 5, 2021
SWMT 508: Essentials of Social Welfare Policy May 10, 2021 July 5, 2021
SWMT 507: Research Basics for Social Work Practice July 15, 2021 August 30, 2021
SWMT 509: Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice July 15, 2021 August 30, 2021

MasterTrack November 2020 Cohort

Begin courses 11/23/2020 complete certificate 7/5/2021

Course # Start Date End Date
SWMT101: Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change November 23, 2020 December 14, 2020
SWMT 505: Engaging Social Justice, Diversity, and Oppression in Social Work November 23, 2020 January 18, 2021
SWMT 506: Essentials of Interpersonal Practice January 4, 2021 March 1, 2021
SWMT 509: Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice February 8, 2021 April 5, 2021
SWMT 507: Research Basics for Social Work Practice March 15, 2021 May 10, 2021
SWMT 508: Essentials of Social Welfare Policy May 10, 2021 July 5, 2021

MasterTrack September 2020 Cohort

Begin courses 9/7/2020 complete certificate 5/10/2021

Course # Start Date End Date
SWMT 101: Social Work Practice: Advocating for Social Justice and Change September 7, 2020 October 5, 2020
SWMT 508: Essentials of Social Welfare Policy October 12, 2020 December 7, 2020
SWMT 505: Engaging Social Justice, Diversity, and Oppression in Social Work November 23, 2020 January 18, 2021
SWMT 506: Essentials of Interpersonal Practice January 4, 2021 March 1, 2021
SWMT 509: Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice February 8, 2021 April 5, 2021
SWMT 507: Research Basics for Social Work Practice March 15, 2021 May 10, 2021

Additional Cohorts

The following schedules will be available soon:

  • MasterTrack June 2021 Cohort
    June 28, 2021 - December 26, 2021
  • MasterTrack October 2021 Cohort
    October 25, 2021 - May 1, 2022

Financial Aid

Online MSW

For information please refer to the MSW Guide to Financial Aid. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid for the semesters they are enrolled in master’s level online courses through the School of Social Work. Students should submit the SSW Financial Aid Application at the time of application to the MSW Program.

MasterTrack Certificate

There is no financial aid available for the online MasterTrack certificate.

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