University of Maine Online-Hybrid MSW Program

The University of Maine offers a online-hybrid MSW program that follows a cohort model with some synchronous but mainly asynchronous structure. Traditional and advanced standing options are available with concentrations in advanced generalist. Students are only required to physically visit campus two Saturdays per semester, classes will meet live at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

For traditional standing students course requirements to graduate require 63 credits hours, and 900 hours of field education. Advanced standing students are required to complete 46 credit hours and 500 hours of field education. Both programs are available in a part time option and take three years for traditional and two years for advanced. Curriculum is designed to enable graduates to undertake diverse and complex social problems and apply multi-level assessment, intervention, and evaluation strategies to the problems of persons in their environment.

With the use of a computer, webcam, microphone, and learning management systems, students will engage in most classes without the need to be online at a particular day or time. Admissions for traditional students is in the fall only while the advanced standing is in the summer only. University of Maine online MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


University of Maine Online-Hybrid MSW Program: Overview

Department: School of Social Work

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Advanced Generalist with electives

Program Structure: Online with a limited number of campus visits (two Saturdays per semester) with field education experiences

Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model and mainly uses asynchronous instruction with some synchronous classes. Students are required to visits the campus two Saturdays per semester.

Program Information – Traditional Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Online-Hybrid MSW Program
  • Phone Number: (207) 581-2389

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 900 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 63 semester credit hours

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Part-time program that takes 3 years to complete
  • Program Start Dates: Fall admission only

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: No minimum GPA
  • GRE Information: Not Required

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Online-Hybrid MSW Program – Advanced Standing
  • Phone Number: (207) 581-2389

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 500 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 46 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Part-time program that takes 2 years to complete
  • Program Start Dates: Summer admission only

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have a Bachelor’s in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program earned within the last 6 years
  • GPA: No minimum GPA
  • GRE Information: Not Required

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