The University of Michigan School of Social Work is a community of internationally recognized faculty, gifted students, and dedicated alumni who share a common objective: to create social change and promote social justice through excellence in research, education, and practice. Consistently ranked among the top schools of social work in the nation, the School of Social Work has a master of social work program that is held in the highest regard by educators and professionals in the field.
Courses in Social Work
Courses in the School of Social Work are listed in the Schedule of Classes under the School of Social Work. Undergraduates wishing further information about course offerings should contact the School of Social Work.
This multidisciplinary academic minor is a collaboration between the School of Social Work, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Program in American Culture, Psychology, Sociology, and the Program in Intergroup Relations, the Residential College and the Michigan Community Scholars Program.
The CASC academic minor uses critical structural thinking to engage students in analyzing types, levels and sources of power to better understand how inequities are manifested, maintained and reinforced in society and how these inequities can be addressed through community action and social change efforts.
Waitlist Policy for the School of Social Work
If you encounter a closed Social Work class
the only way to potentially gain entry to the course is via the Closed Course Petition form ssw.umich.edu/programs/classes/forms.html. There are deadlines for doing this so
be sure to open the form and note the relevant deadlines. No wait-listing is maintained in
the School of Social Work. Encountering a Social Work class that is restricted in some
way and as a result is preventing your enrollment will also require you to submit a closed
course petition if you wish to be considered for possible admission to the class.