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  1. Should I submit academic or professional recommendations?

    Three recommendation forms and/or letters are required. Applicants should attempt to provide at least two recommendations from professional (supervisors or managers for a human service-related paid, volunteer, research or internship position the applicant performed) Press enter to read full text...

  2. Should I wait until I have been admitted to apply for financial aid for the MSW Program?

    No. It is best for students to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. The School of Social Work Financial Aid Form should be submitted with the MSW application. The FAFSA is available each October. Be sure to review special program deadlines.

  3. Should the Supplementary Statement address each topic separately or incorporate them into one cohesive statement?

    Please provide one statement which covers all four topics.

  4. What are the basic requirements for admission into the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW degree program?

    • Applicants must have completed a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to enrollment in September unless they have been admitted through our non-BA program.
    • Applicants must have completed 20 semester hours of social science/liberal arts/language coursework
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  5. What athletic facilities exist for students to use?

    There are three recreation facilities available to all students. More information can be found at the U-M Rec Sports Facilities website.

  6. What criteria does the admissions committee utilize in making admission decisions?

    Admissions decisions are based primarily on a review of the following:

  7. What does it take to earn my master of social work from U of M?

    The MSW program is a 60 credit hour program, typically taken over 4 semesters. The 60 credit hours cover the following:

    • 18 credit hours of Foundation coursework (pending possible exemptions)
    • 1 credit hour in a Foundation Field Seminar
    • 2 credit hours in Foundation
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  8. What does the internship process entail, and how many are available?

    Over 400 internship sites, termed field placements, are available. Students are required to submit a goal statement, resume, and a list of top placement choices to the Office of Field Education (OFE). Students are assigned a field educator with whom they will work Press enter to read full text...

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