Program Options

Regular Program

Students in the Regular Program must complete a minimum of 57 credits in one of the following formats:
  • East Lansing (Michigan State University campus, East Lansing, MI)
  • Flint (Mott Community College campus, Flint, MI)
  • Statewide Blended (Location TBD)
    • Go to school part time (3-year clinical track only)
    • To be eligible, students must live more than 50 miles from both East Lansing and Flint
    • Begin the program in the summer semester
    • Attend the Summer Institute annually in mid-June at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on MSU's main campus in East Lansing
    • Attend regional meetings one Saturday per month at a location determined after students are admitted
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  • Weekend (James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, MI)

Advanced Standing Program

The Advanced Standing Program requires a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW). Students in the Advanced Standing Program must complete a minimum of 38 credits in one of the following formats:
  • East Lansing (Michigan State University campus, East Lansing, MI)
  • Oakland (Oakland University campus, Rochester, MI)
  • Saginaw (Saginaw Valley State University campus, University Center, MI)
  • Statewide Blended (Location TBD)
    • Go to school part time (2-year clinical track only)
    • Begin the program in the summer semester
    • To be eligible, students must live more than 50 miles from the East Lansing, Oakland, and Saginaw campuses and, if out of state, must live within 50 miles of the Michigan border
    • Attend the Summer Institute annually in mid-June at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on MSU's main campus in East Lansing
    • Attend regional meetings one Saturday per month at a location determined after students are admitted
    • Learn more about this program

Dual Degree Options

Students may pursue one of the following dual degree options:
  • Joint MSW/JD
    • The Joint Master of Social Work and Juris Doctor (MSW/JD) dual degree option is available to students in East Lansing and those willing to commute
    • Students must separately apply and be accepted to the MSU College of Law's JD program
    • The plan of study for the MSW/JD dual degree option involves a full-time commitment for 4 years
    • The admissions criteria for the joint MSW/JD Program are the same as those for the Regular MSW Program, but applicants must be admitted to both programs in order to participate.
  • Joint MSW/MPH
    • The Joint Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) dual degree option is available to MSW students in East Lansing, Flint, Oakland, or Saginaw
    • Students must separately apply and be accepted to the MSU College of Human Medicine's MPH program
    • The plan of study for the MSW/MPH dual degree option is developed on an individual basis
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