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. You will have the choice in your advanced year between the Clinical and Macro Concentration.
In addition, you will choose a specialization, or field of practice, which will focus your work in a particular area of study within the concentration. These specializations include Aging, Families and Children, Health, Behavioral Health, and Community Action and Social Policy. The School also offers two academic sub-specializations in Employee Assistance Programs and Child, Adolescent, and Family Health. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Public Child Welfare, you will want to learn more about the School's popular Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare program.
We also offer a one-year Advanced Standing Program for many students entering with a BSW degree from an accredited program.
COMPLETING YOUR DEGREE at The Universities at Shady Grove (usg)
The University of Maryland, School of Social Work has been offering courses at USG for nearly thirty years. Masters of Social Work courses currently offered at USG include all of the foundation courses and select advanced courses in the Clinical Behavioral Health specialization. Diverse field placement opportunities are also conveniently available in the DC Metropolitan area, including Montgomery, Prince George's, Fredrick, and all central Maryland counties.
Students applying for admission to the MSW program for Fall 2015 may complete their plan of study at the USG campus, if they intend to specialize in Clinical Behavioral Health. The expansion of course offerings to include the Clinical Behavioral Health specialization at USG is pending program approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
The admission criteria and deadlines are the same for students applying to take classes at the USG and Baltimore campuses. Information about application deadlines and program requirements can be accessed on our admissions home page.
Want more information
For additional information about the University of Maryland Masters of Social Work program at USG, please consider attending one of our open houses or information sessions. You can also contact the Program Director or Admissions Staff