60-Credit Hybrid and Online MSW Eligibility & Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

❖    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university

❖    Earned a "C" or above in a minimum of two (2) three-credit courses in the behavioral and/or social sciences. These classes may include psychology, cognitive science, human development, sociology, family studies, anthropology, political science, economics, criminal justice, etc. 

❖    A preferred minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA).  Those with lower GPAs will be reviewed, but the overall score will be adjusted accordingly. 

❖   ONLINE ONLY: Maryland address for Fall 2024 cohort

Application Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to submit a *complete application for the appropriate program, term, and year in advance of the application deadlines below for best consideration:

Requirements Available


(60-credit hybrid MSW)

@ Baltimore or Shady Grove

  1. Answer 3 personal statement questions
  2. 2 professional references
  3. Current chronological resume
  4. All official transcripts
  5. Application fee

(part-time only)



Nov 1  Mar 15


(60 credit online MSW)

  1. Answer 3 personal statement questions
  2. 1 additional essays re: online program
  3. 2 professional references
  4. Current chronological resume
  5. All official transcripts
  6. Application fee


(part-time only)

n/a Mar 15

*Complete applications include a submitted online application ($65 fee required), uploaded all required references and transcripts, and any other documentation required of that specific applicant (i.e. W.E.S. evaluation, TOEFL, Criminal Conviction, etc.).

Application Fee $65 (non-refundable) OR Fee Waiver

Two References  All applicants are required to submit two professional references, usually including professors, employers, supervisors, professional colleagues, and community associates.

Resume All applicants are required to submit a chronological resume of two pages or less. Be sure to include paid or volunteer experience, internships, and/or field placements.

Official transcript(s) from each college, university, or professional school you have attended.

Official transcript(s) can be submitted to the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope as prepared by the sending institution OR as an official electronic transcript sent to Admissions Recruiter, Ms. Camille Johnson

Use the following address for ALL postal submissions:

University of Maryland School of Social Work
Office of Admissions
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

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