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Master of Social Work

  • 2-3 years

    Not including time to complete the MasterTrack

  • 45 credits

    If entrance criteria is met

The University of Michigan School of Social Work offers a full-time and part-time online Master of Social Work degree program. The online MSW allows balance for studies, work, family and other commitments. The online curricular pathway is Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse which prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker. Beginning Fall 2024, the online curricular pathway Welfare of Children & Families, which prepares you to support children, adolescents, and adults, is available as well.


  • The online degree is a 45 credit part-time program saving you time and money

  • We provide field placements near your community (in the U.S.)

  • 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

  • Connect with faculty and academic advisors in the #1 ranked School of Social Work

  • You will have an opportunity to visit Ann Arbor, complete a social work course, and meet your cohort

Skills You'll Gain

  • Advocacy

  • Social justice frameworks

  • Role of social work in inter-personal practice

  • Qualitative research methods

  • Quantitative research methods

  • Community organization

  • Interpersonal, organizational, and community level practice methods

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics

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Distance Education Disclosure

Current and prospective online students are advised to review the notices provided on our Distance Education Disclosures page. This page contains institutional policies and federally required disclosures that impact online students, including information about the state authorization and professional licensure status of the university's online programs, unique complaint procedures available to out-of-state online students, and important notices for international students.