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Department of Social Work

Social Work Department

The Department of Social Work is committed to providing students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in the field of social work, while offering opportunities for personal growth and development. Our generalist Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) and advanced generalist Masters of Social Work (MSW) programs are designed to prepare students for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. We strive to equip students with a broad base of skills that provide multiple options for a career in social work; including options to focus in child welfare (BSW & MSW) and clinical social work (MSW). With a focus on culturally responsive practice, social justice and working with American Indian communities, the UMD Social Work Program uniquely prepares students to work in a challenging and diverse field where they can truly make a difference in people's lives.