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Social Work Education in Baltimore

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MSW Program

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are now being accepted. Learn more about our MSW and PhD programs at the links provided.  If you are looking for information on the BSW program available at UMBC, please click here.

 

MSW Deadlines

Deadlines to apply for the MSW program can be found here. 

 

PhD students

PhD students can get information on the program and learn more about the application process here.

Jordan DeVylder and Meshan Lehmann published in Schizophrenia Research

 

Assistant Professor Jordan DeVylder and MSW student Meshan Lehmann, with Fang-pei Chen of National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published an article entitled "Social and Clinical Correlates of the Persistence of Psychotic Experiences in the General Population" in Schizophrenia Research. The article can be found online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2015.08.039.

UM SSW PhD Program

 

The mission of the School of Social Work’s Doctor of Philosophy program is to prepare graduates to conduct interdisciplinary research and become exemplary social work scholars and educators.

The School is ranked 16th in the nation by U.S.News & World Report and our financial aid and stipend packages make us a "first choice" among many PhD applicants. Learn More.

 

 

PhD Candidate Bessaha Awarded Fellowship

‌PhD Candidate, Melissa Bessaha, was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and provided through the Council on Social Work Educations Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).

The MFP is a competitive program designed to support racial and ethnic minority social work doctoral students with career goals to provide leadership in serving underrepresented and underserved populations with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

The MFP provides fellows with financial support, professional development training, and mentorship.‌

Convocation 2015

 

UM SSW Convocation Information For 2015 May (Spring) and July (Summer) Graduates

(Decmeber 2014 graduates are also eligible to take part and be honored)

When:  Friday, May 15, 2015

Where:  Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric - 140 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

Time: 9 AM -- Doors to the Lyric open at 8 AM. Tickets are limited to 4 per graduate as space is limited.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore's Commencement ceremony begins at the Royal Farms Arena at 2 p.m. the same day.  There is no limit to the number of family members and friends that can attend the afternoon event.

Convocation Homepage

Continuing Professional Education


Are you ready to Bloom in your social work career? The Spring 2016 Bloom catalog of continuing education opportunities at the School is now available online! Register early for best selection!

Michael Reisch Honored

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An article by Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, and Dawn Philip, MSW 2015, was named "Best Conceptual Article of 2015" by the editors of Social Work Education: An International Journal. The article, "Rethinking social work's interpretation on environmental justice: From local to global," appeared in the July 2015 issue of the journal.

 

Michael Reisch - Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice

An article by Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, and Dawn Philip, MSW 2015, was named "Best Conceptual Article of 2015" by the editors of Social Work Education: An International Journal. The article, "Rethinking social work's interpretation on environmental justice: From local to global," appeared in the July 2015 issue of the journal. Find the article online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02615479.2015.1063602.

 

 

Tanya Sharpe - Associate Professor

a photo of tanya sharpeThe University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month at an annual event to recognize student, faculty and staff leaders in diversity.  Sharpe was honored as a UMB Champion of Excellence for her research focus on the aftermath of mass violence, traumatic death, and coping among African American family members of homicide victims.

 

 

Giving

 

Through your generosity, the School of Social Work is impacting lives and helping to change the communities and world we live in.  Through simple gifts, scholarships, and endowments, your support truly makes a difference.  To learn more about giving to the SSW, please visit our online giving site and make your gift today. There is no amount too small and all gifts are appreciated!  

 

 

 

 

Event Videos

GLOBAL/LOCAL FORUM:
Sex Trafficking, Philippines and Maryland Perspectives

This event took place April 14 at the SSW

Watch the presentation here.

 
STATE OF THE SCHOOL 2015

Presented April 20th at the SSW by Dean Richard Barth

Watch the presentation here.

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A Blossoming Perspective

The exhibit, “A Blossoming Perspective From the School of Social Work,” will be displayed in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery through June 17, 2016.

 

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