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Advanced Standing Online MSW


  • Advanced Standing allows you to complete the MSW part-time online program in less time reducing credit-hours from 60 to 45 saving you time and money
  • We provide field placements near your community in the U.S.
  • The online curricular, Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker
  • You can balance a career and an MSW degree with this part-time program
  • 96% of U-M MSW graduates looking for jobs are employed
  • You will have an opportunity to visit Ann Arbor, complete a social work course, and meet your cohort

Admission Requirements

  • Attained an undergraduate degree with a major in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE),the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) or from a program that was in candidacy status for this accreditation at the time the degree was awarded.
  • Maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above in the equivalent of the final two years of undergraduate study.
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required.
  • Undocumented and DACAmented students must reside within the U.S.
  • Completed undergraduate degree within ten years of the expected completion of the MSW degree.

Program Requirements


When to Apply

To begin the Online MSW Program in January of 2022

Early Application Deadline March 1, 2021
Priority Application Deadline August 1, 2021
Application Deadline December 1, 2021

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

Online MSW program courses in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse pathway begin on January 3, 2022 with asynchronous content. Synchronous class sessions will begin on January 11, 2022. Orientation Weekend and SW590: Introduction to Social Work Practice will be held January 7-9, 2022.

Curriculum Schedule

View curriculum terms and credit hours.

Financial Aid

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.

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