The MSW Program at the University of Southern Maine School of Social Work provides justice-oriented students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to serve their communities as advanced social work practitioners. We offer three program options with both full and reduced course loads to provide our students with flexibility. Our cohort model builds community among students, ensuring they develop both professional connections and lifelong friendships during their time in the program. We are proud to be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
MSW Program Options At-A-Glance
MSW Program Options in Detail
Take MSW Classes as a Non-Matriculated Student
If you are interested in learning more about the social work profession and the USM School of Social Work, we invite you to enroll in a class as a non-matriculated student. Space permitting, the following two courses are open to non-matriculated students:
- SWO 501 Multicultural Social Work
- SWO 504 Social Welfare Policy I
Non-matriculated students may take up to six credits (e.g. two courses) maximum before they are required to apply to the MSW program. Non-matriculated students taking graduate courses in the MSW program must have completed a baccalaureate degree.
Complete the Non-Matriculated Enrollment Request form to request permission to enroll in a course as a non-matriculated student. Please provide evidence of a completed baccalaureate degree with your request. Once written permission is granted, students can register for classes through the Registrar’s Office.