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MasterTrack MSW Online Program

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.


  • 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.

MSW Degree Curriculum Schedule & Timeline

Curriculum Schedule

Year 1     Year 2     Year 3
Spring/ Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring/ Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring/ Summer 2023
7 credits 6 credits 7 credits 6 credits
(including 2 credits of field)
7 credits
(including 4 credits of field)
7 credits
(including 4 credits of field)
5 credits
(including 4 credits of field)

Standard part-time field schedule represents 2 days (16 hours) per week in field over 4 consecutive terms.


Early Application Deadline
Online Program
December 1, 2020
Priority Application Deadline
Online Program
March 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 3, 2021.
  • Begin online MSW program courses in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse pathway in May 2021.

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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