Financial and business expertise combined with social work practice, knowledge, and experience is invaluable in nonprofit, public, and for-profit human service organizations. The MSW and MBA degrees complement each other and provide graduates with the combination of knowledge, skills, experience, and values necessary in business and the human services to effectively deliver quality services. Combining the strengths of the School of Social Work’s MSW program and the University of Maryland, College Park’s MBA program, students will be exposed to two diverse curricula and faculties. Students will experience life in the Washington-Baltimore corridor, a 40-mile stretch connecting two exceptional cities that share one of the richest concentrations of resources and talent in the nation. The dual-degree program makes it possible for full-time students to earn the MSW and the MBA degrees within four years, excluding summers. The dual program requires 90 credits. Of those, 39 are from the Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, and 51 are from the School of Social Work.

Students typically would complete their first year in the MSW, the second and third years in the MBA program, and their fourth in the MSW program. Students have the option of taking some courses in the summers.

Expert Advice – for MSW/MBA degree from Karen Hopkins

For more information, contact:

Karen Hopkins, PhD, MSW
University of Maryland School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Maria Berberabe Pineda
Director of Admissions, Full Time MBA
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
2303 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742

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