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Dr. Jason Oyadomari talks about new MSW pathway with NMU on Finlandia Fridays

February 5, 2021

This week on Finlandia Fridays, Dean of the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences Dr. Jason Oyadomari talked about the new articulation agreement between FinnU and Northern Michigan University that will provide a clear pathway for students interested in pursing a Master’s of Social Work degree.

“We developed this partnership so that any students in those Psychology, Sociology or Criminal Justice majors can then qualify for what we’re calling the Early Assurance Program into Northern’s MSW program,” said Dr. Oyadomari. 

While the program won’t guarantee FinnU grads admittance into the program, Dr. Oyadomari said it will give them a leg up by laying out all the expectations and requirements needed to get into Northern’s program so they meet all pre-requisites. In addition, FinnU students will have the application fee waived, receive an earlier decision on their application by several months, and be able to meet with Northern’s faculty and see the campus prior to applying.

“It helps them prepare because all the steps and requirements are laid out for them so it makes it easier for them to envision themselves pursuing this pathway and finding a career in social work,” said Dr. Oyadomari. 

Listen to the full episode to learn more. If you have questions, you can reach out to Dr. Oyadomari at jason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu.



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