The University of Maryland Graduate School Of Social Work is among the top 20 schools of social work in the country and is part of a vibrant community and a thriving campus of graduate and professional students of the University of Maryland. Our faculty are known for their teaching, research, publications and contributions to the citizens of the state of Maryland.
Graduates of the School of Social Work have become policymakers at all levels of government, from the U.S. Senate to the state and federal courts, to the State Department and departments of social services. They are educators and researchers at universities across the country. Our students become therapists, community organizers, and managers who are leaders in direct services to children, families, and the elderly in communities, in health care, and in public and private organizations. At the University of Maryland School of Social Work, you will join the ranks of exceptional students and graduates who have made a remarkable difference in the world.
The University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is designed to meet the needs of students interested in studying clinical social work, human service management, and community organization. Our highly-ranked 60 credit master's degree program is divided between 24 Foundation credits and 36 Advanced credits.
Advanced Year Options (choose one)
- Families and Children
- Health (optional sub specialization in Child, Adolescent and Family Health)
- Mental Health (optional sub specializations in Employee Assistance Programs and Substance Abuse)
- Social Action and Community Development (only for the MACO concentration)
In addition to the master's of social work, the School offers four dual-degree programs.
- MSW/MBA with the University of Maryland College Park;
- MSW/JD with the University's School of Law
- MSW/MA (Jewish Communal Studies) with the Baltimore Hebrew University
- MSW/MPH with The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and with the University of Maryland Baltimore.
We also offer a one-year Advanced Standing Program for students entering with a BSW degree from an accredited program.
Learning Opportunities in Shady Grove
The foundation year is offered at Shady Grove on a full-time and part-time basis. Currently classes are only available during the day, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students take their remaining courses at the exciting and vibrant campus in Baltimore. There are also a limited number of courses available on the web each semester. (Full-time students may begin to take advance courses in Baltimore in their second semester.)
For additional information about the UMB Graduate Social Work program at the Universities at Shady Grove, please call the Program Coordinator at 301.738.6013 or the Assistant Dean for Admissions at 410-706-8044.