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Our Baltimore campus at 525 West Redwood Street is in the heart of downtown where students can walk to shops, restaurants, and stadiums. The 60-credit MSW degree can be earned in 2 to 4 years. If you earned a bachelor's degree in social work within 5 years of entering our MSW program, you may be eligible to complete our Advanced Standing program in 11 months. Our school will prepare to become licensed to practice social work in any state.

Students can concentrate in Macro and/or Clinical social work.

One of the distinctive components of a MSW program is the field practicum requirement. Students are required to complete a 2-day-per-week field placement in the first year and a 3-day-per-week field placement in the advanced year. Practically speaking, this makes working a full-time job extremely challenging. You are required to dedicate 16 to 24 hours per week to a field placement, usually in the daytime between 8 am-6 pm. 

After exploring our website, please contact us if you desire more information, wish to speak with a student, or want to schedule a visit.

Shady Grove

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The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Campus
Located in Montgomery County, Maryland

Perfect for the Montgomery County, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia student, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Maryland’s largest regional center, is an innovative partnership of nine University System of Maryland (USM) universities on one campus in Montgomery County.

Students applying for admission to the MSW program may complete their plan of study at the USG campus only if they select the Clinical concentration. Diverse field placement opportunities are conveniently available in Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties, and the District of Columbia.

The admissions criteria and deadlines are the same for students applying to take classes at The Universities at Shady Grove and Baltimore campuses. Information about application deadlines and program requirements can be accessed on our admissions page.

Students attending the University of Maryland School of Social Work at the USG campus have the opportunity to interact with students in different programs. Small classes, a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, state of the art technology and facilities and a strong record of success are hallmarks of the USG community. To see more frequently asked questions about the USG program please visit our FAQ page.

MSW Administrative Staff at USG

Joan Pittman  Joan Pittman, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Director, MSW Program at USG
No Photo Jessica Rider Amin, MSW, LCSW-C
Assistant Program Director

9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


Our 3-year, clinically-focused Online MSW Program has been designed for students who show a commitment to the social work field and have an interest in online learning and virtual engagement. At this time, we will accept applicants with a Maryland address only. Preference will be given to candidates currently working in the field of social work who want to grow their skill base. 

Detailed Information on Curriculum, Costs, and More

If you believe this journey is for you, complete an application for the Fall 2023 semester by the April 15th deadline. If you have any additional questions about the program, please reach out to the Director of the Online MSW Program, Nakiya Schurman, at 



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