The University of Maryland School of Social Work is accredited at the masters and bachelor’s level by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104


Our mission at the University of Maryland School of Social Work is to develop practitioners, leaders and scholars to advance the well-being of populations and communities and to promote social justice. As national leaders, we create and use knowledge for education, service innovation, and policy development.

Quick Facts

  • The University of Maryland School of Social Work was created in 1961 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected schools of social work in America.
  • Students come to the School of Social Work from over 20 states, the District of Columbia, and several foreign countries. The students range in age from 20 to 63; 88% are female, 37% are minority students, and their education backgrounds range from bachelor's to PhDs.
  • The SSW is ranked in the top 25 schools of social work in the country; there is no younger school ranked higher than us.
  • The SSW has become the leader in social work education in the state.
  • In addition to the School's academic side, there is a community service side. Our Center for Restorative Change, Promise Heights, Family Connections, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation are all very active in helping with the social work needs in Baltimore and beyond.
  • The SSW has over 80 full-time faculty members. With the quantity, we also have quality. The publication records of our faculty indicate the high caliber and productiveness of these scholars.
  • The SSW has one of the largest and strongest Macro-level programs of study in the country.
  • A strong community focus on education, research, and service helps prepare our students to work and succeed in all types of social work environments, including urban, suburban, rural, and international.
  • The SSW provides 500,000 hours of social work services a year within the state of Maryland and surrounding communities. The UMB campus, as a whole, provides 2 million hours of service to the community.
  • The SSW is educating the vast majority of social workers throughout Maryland.