Master’s of Social Work (MSW) 

Fall 2020: The Online-Hybrid MSW Program 

Accepting Applications through January 1, 2020

 The Online – Hybrid MSW Program consists of 63 semester credit hours.  Students complete the program in three years.  Students are only admitted in the Fall of each year as a cohort. Students in the Online-Hybrid MSW program will enjoy courses taught by the same faculty who teach in the other MSW formats offered by our flagship university. Advanced standing students may apply to join this cohort for Fall 2020. 

 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 Hutchinson Center in Belfast for two Saturdays per semester. The field practicum may be completed at qualifying organizations geographically convenient to students. Online-Hybrid MSW students are eligible for financial aid programs if they enroll in at least 6 credits.

 Learn more about the University of Maine School of Social Work and the MSW degree by visiting our website

For more information about the Online/Hybrid Program please contact us today with your questions – we’d love to hear from you! 

Master’s of Education in Literacy Education


The master’s program in literacy education offers a variety of options for teachers seeking additional expertise.  This fall 2016 cohort, at the Hutchinson Center, is a 33-credit program designed to further elementary and secondary teachers’ knowledge of literacy theories, practices and research.  Applicants must hold certification in either elementary or secondary education and have two years of successful teaching experience.  Students complete requirements in a required core of fifteen hours in literacy education.  To fulfill elective requirements, students should consult with an advisor to identify appropriate courses.

Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education (M.Ed) Program in Educational Leadership is designed for educators interested in building skills for effective school leadership and administration.  The UMaine College of Education and Human Development features nationally recognized faculty who are actively engaged in educational leadership research and scholarship.  The college is ranked among the best education graduate schools in the nation, according to U. S. News & World Report.  Programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals, with coursework offered on a flexible schedule.  Study may be full or part-time.  The Educational Leadership Cohort, at the Hutchinson Center, is comprised of a group of students who take all of their courses together on one evening per week.

This M. Ed Program seeks Pre K through 12 educators looking to take on new leadership roles, such as principals, teacher leaders and coordinators at schools in Maine and beyond.  Our graduates are able to pursue careers with nonprofit and government education agencies at the state and national level.