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University of Michigan

Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research

University of Michigan via edX MicroMasters


Want to make a difference? Reach out, raise hope, and change society?

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.

More information about the program is available at the University of Michigan website.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change

Learn the values, techniques, and themes social workers use to help others as well as strategies for addressing social justice challenges.

Course 2: Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups

Learn how to assess and design appropriate intervention strategies for individuals, families, and small groups.

Course 3: Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

Increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to diversity, human rights and social justice and injustice.

Course 4: Social Work Practice in Community Organization, Management and Policy/Evaluation

Learn about macro social work and how to have large scale impact on entire communities and systems of care.

Course 5: Social Work: Research

Learn about the importance of an evidence-based approach in social work practice and how to conduct effective research.

Course 6: Social Welfare Policy and Services

Learn about the history of social welfare policy, services, and the social work profession.


Taught by

Mary Ruffolo, Barbara Hiltz , Katie Richards-Schuster , Jamie Mitchell and Brian E. Perron


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