Welcome to Academic Advising at the School of Social Work!

525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Phone: 410-706-7707
Email: and 

Advising is not mandatory, however students are encouraged to communicate with the Academic Advisor on a periodic basis to confirm progress in meeting degree requirements.  The School of Social Work model for advising includes both academic, peer and professional advising.   Faculty are available to students for advising related to the Social Work profession

You may wish to discuss the following with your advisor:

  • Developing your academic plan
  • Selecting courses
  • Understanding policies and procedures
  • Exploring University resources

You may wish to discuss the following with the peer advisor:

  • Tips and tricks related to transitioning to graduate school
  • Navigating SURFS, Blackboard or other systems related registration and coursework
  • Routine questions related to course registration and scheduling

Students are responsible for ensuring they have met all requirements for graduation in their selected Concentration and Specialization.  

Advising is for current UMSSW Social Work students only. Prospective students should contact the School of Social Work Admissions Office at 410-706-3025 or

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