Changemakers Needed

Social workers are here for all of it, and the University of Maryland School of Social Work is a diverse community of learners, teachers, researchers, practitioners, patients, and clients where we make a real difference. In the classroom and in careers, our students and our family of over 13,000 graduates are never bored and always in demand – so long as the world has problems to solve.

MSW Program Rankings

  • #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 #21 of Best Schools for Social Work

    U.S. News & World Report, 2022

  • #3

    Best Master of Social Work Degrees

    College Choice, 2022

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 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.

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