Applicants with International Credentials
An applicant with international education credentials must provide the Office of Admissions with a document that translates the credentials into English, provides a course by course evaluation of the degree for equivalency to a U.S bachelor's degree. Respected sources for the required documentation include World Education Services, The Knowledge Company, and Educational Credential Evaluators.
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for non-US Citizens who:
-have not been in the country for four years or
-have a non-U.S. educational background
International Applicants Must Provide
Application Fee $65 (non-refundable) OR Fee Waiver
Personal Statement/Essay Questions Respond to the prompted questions required by the selected application type.
Three References All applicants are required to submit three 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 your respective admissions counselor.
Based on the first letter of your last name, please send electronic transcripts to:
A-K Natalie Flowers firstname.lastname@example.org
L-Z Shannon DeGross email@example.com
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
For more information, please download the Academic Catalog.
- Canada (English-speaking, i.e. not Quebec)
- Cayman Islands
- Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
- New Zealand
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa (English-speaking, i.e. not Afrikaans)
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- The Bahamas
- The British Virgin Islands - St. Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom