Transfer Eligibility & Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Students enrolled in a non-MSW graduate program can transfer up to 6 credits that will be considered elective credits. Transcript review occurs after students have been accepted into the program and are conducted by the Director of Registration with the consult of the School of Social Work Faculty.

Students who are enrolled in an accredited MSW program can transfer up to 30 credits but must complete the remaining 30 credits at the UMB MSW program. 

Any request for transfer credit must be submitted within the first semester. Coursework must be completed within the last 5 years and the student must have a "B" or better in the completed coursework. 

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


@ Baltimore

  1. Answer 3 personal statement questions
  2. Transfer statement
  3. 2 professional references 
    • 1 from faculty advisor re: academic standing
  4. Copy of field evaluation (if applicable)
  5. Current chronological resume
  6. All official transcripts
  7. Application fee

(part-time only)


Nov 1

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

Personal Statement/Essay Questions Respond to the prompted questions required by the selected application type. Limit each answer to 300 words.

Two References  All applicants are required to submit two professional references, usually including professors, employers, supervisors, professional colleagues, and community associates. One recommendation must be from a faculty advisor that addresses the applicant's academic standing

Social Work Chair/Dean/Advisor Recommendation This form is to be completed by the graduate social work department chairperson/dean/academic advisor.

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.

Transfer Statement Please write a brief statement with the reason for your transfer request.

Field Evaluation A copy of field practicum evaluation(s), when applicable.

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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