Are you a new student interested in learning more about the curriculum, plans of study and courses to take in the Spring? 

Sign up for a group advising session here!

Welcome to Academic Advising at the School of Social Work!

Helpful Reference Information

Academic Advisor: Nakiya Schurman, LMSW
Office: School of Social Work, Room 1W06
Phone: 410-706-7707

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 and professional advising.  Faculty are available to students for advising related to the Social Work profession.

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

You may wish to discuss the following with your advisor:

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