MSW Distance Options
For students who want to earn their MSW degree at the University of Maine, but cannot regularly commute to our Orono campus, we currently offer an Online-Blended format for convenience and optimal learning.
Online-Blended (3-year Regular and 2-year Advanced Standing) Options
Using state-of-the-art learning management systems, students will engage in most classes without the need to be online at a particular day or time. These asynchronous classes will be supplemented with some “synchronous” class meetings and in-person meetings. This means that you and your classmates meet together online in class using a webcam and microphone on your computer, as you would in traditional class meetings. A few real-time courses for learning that requires live interaction with other students will also be taught during the field practicum seminar. To enhance student-faculty interaction, classes will meet live at the University of Maine campus in Orono for two Saturdays per semester.
The Online-Blended program is only available to residents of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It is not open to international students, as student visas are not available for online programs.
The field practicum may be completed at qualifying organizations geographically convenient to students.
Online-Blended Program: MSW students are eligible for financial aid programs if they enroll in at least 6 credits.
For more information about the Online-Blended Program please contact us today with your questions – we’d love to hear from you!