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Deadlines to apply for the MSW program can be found here.
PhD students can get information on the program and learn more about the application process here.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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!