University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Social Work

332 School of Social Work Building
1350 University Ave
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-263-3660
Fax: 608-263-3836
Email: admissions-ft-msw@socwork.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.W
Named Option(s):
Part Time M.S.W, Eau Claire (MSW)
Part Time MSW, Madison (MSW)

About the Social Work Program

The UW-Madison School of Social Work MSW Program offers focus areas in: Aging; Child, Youth and Family Welfare; Health; and Mental Health. Students are challenged to acquire social work knowledge, skills, and values, to provide leadership to the profession, and to become dedicated social work practitioners who work to improve social conditions and promote social justice. The Part-Time MSW Program offered at two sites, meets on Saturdays in Madison or Eau Claire.

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Additional Policy

Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Traineeships are available to Full-Time and Part-Time MSW Program students.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.