The dual-degree program in Social Work and Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service prepares students for careers in the Jewish community in areas such as Federations (planning, campaign, and resource development); community relations councils (Jewish advocacy and community organizations); Jewish community center work (group work, programming, youth work, and administration); Jewish educational settings (religious/day schools, camps) and Jewish family services (clinical social work).

The dual degree prepares students to be skilled in social work, be knowledgeable about Judaism, and receive professional experience in the Jewish community. This program emphasizes the development of students’ capacities for effective communication, critical analysis, and flexible thought. Students may complete the program in two years with summer classes or a minimester; however a three-year program is recommended. Dual-degree students concurrently obtain their degrees from Towson University (TU) and the University of Maryland. The School of Social Work accepts 6 credits to be transferred from TU, to apply to the Advanced Curriculum requirements. Towson University accepts 6 credits to be transferred from UMD.

For more information, contact:

Geoffrey Greif, PhD, MSW
University of Maryland School of Social Work
525 W. Redwood St. Baltimore, MD 21201-1777

Hana Bor, PhD
Director, Leadership in Jewish Education & Communal Service
Associate Professor Family Studies & Community Development Department
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001


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