48 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Enhance human well-being through the Social Work - Part Time program at the University of Wisconsin Madison. This Saturday-only hybrid program is ideal for recent graduates of a BSW program or those seeking a new career path or supervisory role.


As a student in the Social Work - Part Time program at the University of Wisconsin Madison, you obtain a broad perspective on the causes and solutions to social problems and develop the knowledge, skills and values to practice advanced social work as a professional.

This commuter-friendly program is designed to work with your schedule by offering Saturday classes, some delivered online and some in person. In-person classes take place every other Saturday on the UW–Madison campus.

As a national leader in social work education, the UW–Madison Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work offers a renowned field education program that parallels coursework and direct practice. The hands-on field internship, a hallmark of social work education, will deepen your knowledge of social work under the guidance of experienced professional social workers. Coursework may fulfill Wisconsin or Minnesota social work licensure requirements.

Graduates become leaders across fields of social work practice and pursue careers including child welfare, school social work, mental health, medical social work, administration, child and family practice and policy development.


  • The Part-Time Master of Social Work is offered on Saturdays, with in-person classes on campus every other week.
  • Our class sizes are kept small, so you have more one-on-one time with faculty and can work more closely with your fellow students.
  • You can choose one of the following focus areas to hone your skills: Aging; Child, Youth, and Family Welfare; Health; or Mental Health.
  • Draw on faculty expertise and top-notch academic advising to guide you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field of Social Work
  • Social Policy
  • Human Behavior and the Environment
  • Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice in Social Work
  • Methods of Social Work Research
  • Psychopathology in Generalist SW Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall semester open to applicants to the Generalist (4 Year) program only.
  • Summer semester open to applicants to the Advanced Standing (2 Year) program only.


49 alternative credits

23 credits with recent BSW degree



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in an approved statistics course within the last five years.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credits of degree.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable.
  • Have completed 30 semester credits of social science coursework before applying
  • Online application
  • Supplemental application with analytical essay addressing prompt
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose addressing prompt
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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