MicroMasters® Program in Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research

About the Organization:

University of Michigan was founded in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation. The University, which is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has 260 degree programs in 19 schools and colleges offering a tremendous academic breadth and opportunity for discovery. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through pre-eminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


This innovative MicroMasters program provides an advanced, professional sequence of courses in social work so you can gain the skills needed to empower individuals, families, communities and organizations to meet needs and create positive changes.

You will gain a greater understanding of social work practice, an awareness of the history and impact of policy on the provision of key social services, and an appreciation for the research that supports effective practice.

Build on this valuable MicroMasters program experience and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked social work Master's degree program for a fraction of the cost.

What you will learn

  • To apply key skills in working with individuals, families, communities, and organizations to promote positive changes and make a difference.

  • To integrate social justice values into social change processes and actions.

  • To understand the key knowledge bases and frameworks that social workers use to guide their work at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of practice.

  • How social policies and research impact everyday practice with individuals, families, and communities experiencing challenges in their day to day lives.


  • Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change

  • Social work and Practice with Individuals, Family and Social Groups

  • Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

  • Social Work Practice in Community Organisation, Management and Policy Evaluation

  • Social Work: Research

  • Social Welfare Policy and Services

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