UMD Graduate School
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program adopts an advanced generalist approach to social work practice that prepares students to work effectively with individuals, families, groups, and with larger social systems. This CSWE accredited program educates students who are committed to pursuing culturally competent practice with an emphasis on American Indian families and communities, particularly in rural areas. An additional priority is to promote best practices in child welfare.
Admission and Application Requirements
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree program with strong academic preparation as demonstrated by undergraduate GPA and completion of at least 15 semester credits in two or more social science disciplines. The Advanced Standing Program requires a bachelor’s degree in social work. Enrollment prerequisites include a college-level biology course with content on human anatomical and physiological development and a college-level statistics course.
The Standard Program requires 51 semester credits for graduation. The Advanced Standing Program requires 34 semester credits to meet the MSW degree requirements.
Deadlines and Dates
New students are admitted for the fall semester. The application deadline for fall semester is January 14.
Block grants are awarded for high undergraduate academic achievement. Students committed to working in the field of public or tribal child welfare may be eligible to receive up to $5000/semester through the IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Program.
Areas of Specialization
This is an Advanced Generalist Program with a core curriculum that addresses issues of:
- The special needs of American Indians, women, and other underserved populations
Director of Graduate Studies: Michael Raschick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 218.726.7642
Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies: Rita Ohman, email@example.com, 218.726.8497