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Our Programs

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.

Stay in the Know


One Web Page with all the news and information students need to stay on top of all things Maryland School of Social Work.  Make sure to visit the Daily Bulletin!

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.


Fall 2018 Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
[We require an MSW or equivalent degree for admission to the social work PhD program]

Most Requested PhD Applicant Links:

Admission Requirements 
Online Application

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 2018 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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In October, the SSW's Kathryn Collins was presented the Distinguished Recent Contributions to Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education.


Michael Reisch - Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice

Dr. Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, gave the keynote presentation on Tuesday, October 10, at an event kicking off the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work's 100th anniversary year. Dr. Reisch's topic was "Social Work and Social Justice: Past, Present, and Future." Anyone interested in receiving a copy of his remarks should email him at






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

Sex Trafficking, Philippines and Maryland Perspectives

This event took place April 14 at the SSW

Watch the presentation here.


Presented April 20th at the SSW by Dean Richard Barth

Watch the presentation here.


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Grand Challenges for Social Work

Become a sustaining partner of the Grand Challenges for Social Work.

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