University of Maryland School of Social Work


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It's Time to Apply


MSW Program

Applications for the 2015-16 academic year are now being accepted. Learn more about our MSW and PhD programs at the links provided.  If you are looking for information on the BSW program available at UMBC, please click here.


MSW Deadlines

Deadlines to apply for the MSW program can be found here. 


PhD students

PhD students can get information on the program and begin the application process here.

It's Time for Field Applications


Planning on doing a field placement in Fall 2015?  Then now is the time to be submitting your field application.  More information can be found on the field education web site.


Graduating in May 2015?  Be sure to complete your application for diploma.  It can be submitted online via SURFS.

Convocation 2015


UM SSW Convocation Information For 2015 May (Spring) and July (Summer) Graduates

(Decmeber 2014 graduates are also eligible to take part and be honored)

When:  Friday, May 15, 2015

Where:  Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric - 140 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201Time: 9 AM -- Doors to the Lyric open at 8 AM. Tickets are limited to 4 per graduate as space is limited.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore's Commencement ceremony begins at the Royal Farms Arena at 2 p.m. the same day.  There is no limit to the number of family members and friends that can attend the afternoon event.

Convocation Homepage

Continuing Professional Education

Are you ready to Bloom in your social work career? The Spring 2015 Bloom catalog of continuing education opportunities at the School is now available online! Register early for best selection!

New Centers Announced at the SSW


The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative, led by the Center for Adoption Support and Education, will support adoptive children and families through an online curriculum for mental health professionals, the development of a national training system, and will provide clinical case consultation system with fidelity monitoring.  The School's Institute for Innovation and Implementation will led this effort at the School.


The Center for Positive School Climate and Supportive Discipline will be led by the School's Social Work Community Outreach Service.  This multi-year project will partner with administrators and staff in all 24 Maryland school districts to help improve school climate and help reduce out-of-school suspensions and expulsions of students of color and students with disabilities.

Faculty & Staff News


Richard Barth of the School of Social Work delivered a commentary on Financial Social Work February 17 on WYPR-FM.


Associate Professors Jodi Frey, above, and Kathryn Collins, along with recent MSW graduates, Jennifer Pastoor and Linnea Linde, had their article, Social Workers' Observations of the Needs of the Total Military Community, published in Journal of Social Work Education. This research was supported by a grant through the University of Maryland School of Social Work Dean's Fund for Research.  The article can be viewed online at


Research Associate Professor Haksoon Ahn has an article published in International Journal of Social Welfare. The study examined effects of welfare reform on changes in net disposable income for low-income families over time.

Giving Makes A Difference


The School of Social Work has numerous fundraising opportunities one can take part in.  From establishing and supporting scholarships to developing and assisting exciting new research endeavors, we encourage you to drop a quick note to Associate Dean for Development David Flinchbaugh to see where your generosity can best be supported.  He and his staff can work with to help maximize your gift through scholarships, specific programs, or areas of greatest need.

A NEW web site has been developed for those looking to support the School.  Check it today at THIS LINK






Homecoming 2015

Understanding Partner Abuse Through Multiple Lenses ‌

Homecoming - March 6, 8:30 AM SSW Auditorium - 525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD

Keynote: Samuel R. Aymer, PhD, LCSW-R

Registration & Coffee: 8:30 am Homecoming Lecture & Panel Discussion: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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SSW Job Fair April 1

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