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Discover more about our people and programs and learn why we might be the perfect fit for your PhD education needs.

Thank you for your interest in the PhD program at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. We have an exciting program that prepares graduates to conduct social work research and teach the next generation of social workers.

Our PhD Viewbook provide you with a brief introduction, focusing on some of the unique aspects of our program and highlights of the opportunities we provide. We encourage you to explore this site for the PhD blog and information about admissions, faculty and student research, courses, and funding opportunities.

We hope the viewbook and the website are helpful. Please feel free to contact me by email at if you have questions, want more information, or would like to arrange a visit. We love when prospective students visit the School.

Best wishes,

Charlotte Bright, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education