UMD social work graduates are prepared to work in a challenging and diverse field, addressing critical social problems and making a difference in people's lives.
The UMD Department of Social work has two programs: the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW). Both programs emphasize social justice and culturally responsive practice. Graduates leave with a broad base of skills that can be applied to a range of settings. Our alumni are community leaders, therapists, administrators, child welfare practitioners, and policy advocates.
Learn more at the Department of Social Work website.
Historical note: The Department of Social Work was previously the Graduate School of Social Work (first listed in the 1971-72 campus directory) and then the School of Social Development (first listed in the 1975-76 campus directory). The 1984-85 campus directory is the last to list the School of Social Development, and the 1985-86 campus directory lists the Department of Social Work.