With the MSW online program, you can earn your master's degree from the University of North Dakota without interrupting your career. Keep in mind, to complete the program in 3 years, you are required to complete 6 credits per semester.
Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.
On-Campus Visit: Intensive Lab
Twice during your program, you will spend 5 to 6 days on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. During the first year of your program, the intensive lab session is tentatively scheduled for late June. During the second year of your program, the intensive lab session is tentatively scheduled for early November.
As the only on-campus components of the program, the intensive lab sessions integrate, extend, and apply the knowledge you learned in previous online courses and readings.
Local Field Placements
You will also participate in local field placements (as available) to better serve your own community. The placement(s) must total 500 hours and can be completed in the student’s own local community.
Background checks are required prior to entry into field placements.
"Live" Online Classes
You will receive the convenience of distance learning with the personal contact and connection of "live" instruction through Web-based, online courses.
As an online student in "live" Web classes , you will:
participate in 2 to 3 class sessions per week that are conducted "live" over the Internet. Typically, online classes are held at set times convenient for most students, such as the evenings and/or weekends
interact with your instructors and other students using Web-conferencing technology
see your instructors' materials as though you were sitting in a classroom on the UND campus
In this manner, the class lectures, discussion, and collaboration are conducted in a very similar fashion to traditional on-campus classes.
Plus, if you miss a class, you may review recorded course content through the Internet at any time.