University of Maryland School of Social Work

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At the University of Maryland School of Social Work, we train our students and equip them with the tools to make an impact on the world.

Changemakers needed.
Applications open September 1st.

My experience at the School of Social Work was life altering. I found my village of changemakers and was able to soar.

Kimberly Street, UMSSW Alumna
  • #1

    On-campus MSW Program

    Social Work Degree Center, 2022 - "Degree recipients from the UMSSW get $12,275 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation."

  • Top 10%

    Ranked #24 of Best Schools for Social Work

    U.S. News & World Report, 2024

  • #3

    Best Master of Social Work Degrees

    College Choice, 2022

What can you study and do in social work? The possibilities are endless.

Building Tomorrow Together: Unveiling the Innovative Plans for the New SSW Building

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We are strongly committed to Baltimore, to Maryland, and beyond.

Helping our communities throughout Maryland

Our Center for Restorative Change, Promise Heights, Positive Schools, Family Connections, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation are all very active in helping with the social work needs in Baltimore and beyond.

Our Centers & Institutes

A School Culture Where Everyone Thrives

The School of Social Work's Positive Schools Center

Improving the profession through research.

With some of the most active and respected social work scholars in the nation, our findings go right into the classroom so our graduates learn and understand the latest and most impactful social work tools.

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  • Dr. Jodi Frey interviewed for NBC National News about men's suicide prevention

    Dr. Jodi Frey interviewed for NBC National News about men's suicide prevention

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  • "Foster Care’s Missing Policies For Sexual and Reproductive Health" - New Research by Nadine Finigan-Carr

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With locations in Baltimore and Montgomery County, MD, and a new online MSW program, we have a place for you here at the School of Social Work.

The Latest

MSW Program Information Sessions


10:00 AM | Zoom This webinar will explore the core components of the Credible Messenger approach, including effective delivery methods and budget development.
10:00 AM | Hidden Waters Save the date and join us for food, fun, and community-building. 
11:00 AM | Booker T. Washington Middle School The Center for Restorative Change, in partnership with Bethel AME Church, will host the 3rd Annual Back to School Bash at Booker T. Washington Middle School/Renaissance Academy.
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We Strive to be
and Anti-Oppressive

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Are You Ready to be a Changemaker?