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Fall 2018 Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
[We require an MSW or equivalent degree for admission to the social work PhD program]
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We prepare our graduates to be exceptional teachers and to carry out leading research. If you are ready to move in that direction in your career, we are among the nation's most respected PhD programs and dedicate ourselves every day to your success.
Life is hard enough without trying to earn your PhD. Family demands, trying to work and study, and finances all work to make earning your PhD degree a balancing high-wire act of circus proportions. We know it’s hard. We understand.
Baltimore and Maryland are considered by many as the social work center of the nation. With its close proximity to the nation’s policy center and capital and its quick access to the major metropolitan areas of Philadelphia and New York, Baltimore has a lot to offer our PhD students.
When you pursue your doctoral degree, you need to know you have a partner who can assist you every step of the way. At the University of Maryland we take pride and possess a tremendous sense of responsibility in mentoring our PhD students.
The quality and reputation of our program and our graduates speaks volumes. At the University of Maryland School of Social Work you will be part of something truly exceptional.
5th Annual MSW RA Scholar PhD Program Information Session
On April 25th, the 5th annual MSW RA Scholar PhD Program Information Session was held. This annual event was initiated in 2013 by Dr. Bethany Lee and has continued under the direction of Dr. Melissa Smith. The purpose of the event is to share information regarding doctoral education to MSW RA Scholars. RA Scholars are a select group of MSW students who serve as research assistants to faculty members. The event provides an opportunity for the RA Scholars to learn about the PhD application process, courses, timeline, and other relevant information from current PhD students. PhD student Mary Hodorowicz facilitated the event, sharing her story about becoming an MSW RA Scholar for Dean Barth in 2006/2007 to then entering the PhD program in 2012.
The PhD panel of students also included PhD Candidates Anusha Chatterjee and Lisa Fedina, and students John Cosgrove and Katherine Endy. PhD Program Co-Director Dr. Charlotte Bright and Program Academic Services Specialist Jen Canapp were also present to answer questions about the program.
For more information about the PhD Program in Social Work please email Jen Canapp at email@example.com.