We have two locations—our main campus in Baltimore City (full program) and the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville (Clinical Behavior Health ONLY)—in Maryland. Our 60 credit degree can be earned in 2, 3 or 4 years and will prepare you to become licensed in any state to practice social work as an MSW graduate. If you earned a bachelor's degree in social work within 5 years of entering our MSW program, you may be eligible to complete our Advanced Standing program in less than a year.
Students can concentrate in Macro and/or Clinical social work and can specialize in Aging, Behavioral Health, Community Action and Social Policy, Families and Children, and Health.
Additionally, interested students can participate in one of our 4 Dual Degree Programs:
- MSW and Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service (Towson University)
- MSW and Juris Doctor (UMB School of Law)
- MSW and MBA (UM Robert H. Smith School of Business)
- MSW and MPH (UMB School of Medicine OR Johns Hopkins University)
One of the distinctive components of a Master of Social Work program is the field practicum requirement. Students are required to complete a 2-day per week field placement in the first year and a 3-day per week field placement in the advanced year. Practically speaking, this makes working a full time job extremely challenging. You are required to dedicate 16 to 24 hours per week to a field placement, usually in the daytime between 8am-6pm.
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