SSW/Law Front EnteranceThank 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.

As a first step to learning about our program, the website provides an overview of the program, focusing on unique aspects of our curriculum and highlighting the research, training, and funding opportunities we provide. We encourage you to explore the profiles of our PhD Students and Candidates, information about admission requirements, faculty and student research, courses, and funding supports.

As a next step, feel free to reach out for additional information or to ask specific questions. You can contact me at: Prospective students are encouraged to reach out with questions about the application process or to arrange a virtual visit. We would be happy to tell you more about the School and see if it’s a good fit for you!


Bethany R. Lee, PhD
Professor and Director of the PhD Program and Post-Doctoral Education

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Dr. Denise Pintello Presents at SSW Virtual Homecoming

Evolution of Social Work Research: Amplifying the Scientific Impact and Voices of Social Workers