35 days
939 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Social Work - Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program in collaboration with University of Michigan - MichiganX. Earn a MicroMasters Credential from the #1 ranked School of Social Work to advance your career.

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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. 

Job Outlook

  • Participants can use this certificate to improve their career in related fields of practice (e.g., criminal justice, child welfare, aging services). This program could also meet an organization’s goals for continuing professional education for workers.
  • Career Opportunities Include: Child Welfare Specialist, Foster Care/Adoption Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker, Community Organizer, Therapist, Probation Officer
  • Manager/Program Coordinator, Medical Social Worker, Policy Analyst, Social Work Researcher, Geriatric Social Worker

What You'll 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.

The Social Work - Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program is offered at University of Michigan - MichiganX.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change

  • Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups

  • Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

  • Social Work Practice in Community Organization, Management and Policy/Evaluation

  • Social Work: Research

  • Social Welfare Policy and Services

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 35 days
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




15 alternative credits

Completion of this MicroMasters program lowers the required credits for the MSW from 60 to 45.


  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    939 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 939 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.
  • National

    939 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 939 USD for the full programme and a duration of 35 days.

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