Earn your MSW on Saturdays with Hybrid Courses

The Part-Time MSW Program at UW-Madison allows students who are not able to pursue full-time study to work towards a master’s degree in a hybrid format: a combination of online and in-person sessions.  In-person sessions take place every other Saturday on our Madison campus. Online sessions/courses are held either asynchronous and/or synchronous (remote meetings via Zoom). Students should plan to be on campus each semester and available each Saturday for class.

Program features

  • Learn from seasoned instructors who are social work practitioners currently in the field
  • Small class sizes lead to strong cohort bonds
  • Field placement may be offered in your home community
  • Build connections with your instructors and classmates that last beyond graduation
  • Same curriculum as our Full-Time MSW Program
  • Courses offered on Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 am allowing time to commute for in-person sessions
  • $800 per credit tuition (plus fees) for in and out-of-state residents

Sample Course Schedules

Generalist years: The first two years of study for people without Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.

Advanced Practice Specialization years: MSW students complete an advanced practice specialization in one of two social problem focus areas in the final two years.


Hear from students who originally applied to the Full-Time MSW Program and are happy with their decision to attend the Part-Time MSW Program:

Photo of Jennah Ludwig standing in front of the state capital
Jennah Ludwig
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Jackie Kaminski

More Questions?

Review our FAQs for the Part-Time Program, such as, Can I transfer between the Part-Time Program and Full-Time Program?

Contact us to speak with an advisor about how the Part-Time MSW Program may fit into your career goals at admissions-pt-msw@socwork.wisc.edu.