The Master of Social Work (MSW) develops proficient and ethical social work professionals who are committed to social change in a variety of organizations, specializations, and roles. We provide the highest quality education for Master’s prepared social workers who are ready to make a difference.

UMaine’s Online Advantage

  • Education from expert faculty
  • Engaged learning environment
  • Ability to custom design your program to meet your career goals
  • Dedicated student support services
  • Flexibility to attend class from anywhere
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Advisors to guide you from enrollment to graduation

Suggested Course Content Areas

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Human Development
  • Peace and Reconciliation
  • Social Work and Social Justice
  • Economics
  • Political Science

Apply to the Program


  • A minimum of four college-level courses in the social and behavioral sciences and two college-level courses in the humanities
  • A college-level introductory statistics or research methods course with a “C” or better or plan to complete the course within the first semester of graduate study
  • Experience related to social welfare or human services including volunteer, paid, internship, or research experience

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