It takes compassion. It takes commitment. It takes a changemaker.

Whether you are just starting your pursuit of a career in social work, looking to advance your undergraduate degree to help enhance your career options, or you have your MSW and now desire to research and teach, we have highly ranked and respected programs for you to choose from. With over 15,000 changemaking alumni worldwide, a degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work will help you become the changemaker you desire.

  • BSW Degree

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the campus on which the Baccalaureate Social Work program resides, is ideal for undergraduate social work education.

    BSW Degree
  • MSW Degree

    At the University of Maryland School of Social Work, our hybrid MSW programs in Baltimore and Shady Grove, and our new online MSW program, equip students with the tools needed to make an impact on the world.

    MSW Degree
  • PhD Degree

    The School of Social Work’s Doctor of Philosophy program prepares graduates to conduct change making interdisciplinary research and become exemplary social work scholars and educators.

    PhD Degree

MSW Program Rankings

  • #1

    On-Campus MSW Program

    Social Work Degree Center, 2022 - "Degree recipients from the UMSSW get $12,275 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation."

  • Top 10%

    Ranked #21 of Best Schools for Social Work

    U.S. News & World Report, 2022

  • #3

    Best Master of Social Work Degrees

    College Choice, 2022

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Paying for Your Degree

    How to pay for an education is one of the top questions every student asks. Explore these links to learn more about financial aid and scholarships available in the MSW Program. Information on aid for the BSW and PhD programs can be found at those degree option links.

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