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Earn your Master’s of Social Work on Saturdays

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With the Part-Time MSW Program, you can earn your master’s degree from UW–Madison in a flexible hybrid format — with both online and in-person classes. In-person classes meet every other Saturday on the UW–Madison campus. Opposite Saturday sessions meet online (either asynchronously or remote via Zoom). Students should plan to be available each Saturday for class.

You’ll obtain a broad perspective on the causes and solutions to social problems and develop the knowledge, skills and values to practice advanced social work.

Program features:

  • Learn from seasoned instructors currently practicing social work in the field
  • Shared learning through cohort model and low student-to-instructor ratio
  • Gain practical experience through your field internship, which may be offered in your home community
  • Hone your skills in one of two focus areas: Mental Health or Child, Youth and Family Welfare
  • The Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and rated as a top graduate program by U.S. News & World Report
  • Advanced standing and full admission scholarships available!

Enhance human well-being as a leader in social work, and make a positive change in the world.

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Explore the Master's of Social Work program

A Master’s of Social Work (MSW) is a versatile degree. With our comprehensive curriculum, nationally recognized faculty, innovative field education, and the resources of a world-renowned university, you will build the necessary skills to take your career in any direction you choose. The Part-Time MSW Program’s hybrid instructional delivery is intended to meet the needs of our diverse student population, many of whom commute and/or work. The program offers a live classroom experience to acquire advanced practice skills and competencies.

MSW-Social Work: Part-Time
Hybrid Master’s Degree
This program is for those who are seeking a new career path or have a BSW degree older than five years.
Apply by May 1 for fall and complete in 4 years.
49 graduate credits

MSW-Social Work Advanced Standing: Part-Time
Hybrid Master’s Degree
This program is for recent social work bachelor’s (BSW) graduates.
Apply by April 1 for fall and complete in 2 years.
30 graduate credits