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Social Work

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

48 months
28470 USD/year
28470 USD/year
12280 USD/year
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Take advantage of the unique environment of small class sizes, close faculty and student collaboration, and a diverse student population in the Social Work program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

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Students extend beyond the undergraduate classroom as well, more than 80 percent of graduates going on to graduate and professional schools. The fully-accredited Social Work program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)  is responsible for preparing social work professionals in generalist practices that explore every angle of individuals, families, groups, and communities through hands-on field placement and community outreach. With support from our faculty and experience from a wide variety of field placements, many of our alumni work at mental health and addiction agencies, schools, shelters, community-based programs, prisons, and health care and advocacy organizations.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts program in Social Work at UMBC-Shady Grove will complete approximately 45-60 credits study prior to entry and complete the remainder of their upper-level credits with UMBC-Shady Grove. Students may transfer a maximum of 60 credits from a community college and 90 credits from a four-year school to UMBC. Please visit UMBC’s Social Work Program Student Guide to learn more about the social work curriculum and the field education component of our program.

Program Highlights

One unique aspect of the UMBC Social Work Program is the field placement program, which provides an experiential learning opportunity for students to work in a local agency under the supervision of a social worker. The social work degree also provides a pathway to licensure at the bachelor’s level and opportunities for graduate studies with the optional advanced standing that recognizes the successful completion of an undergraduate social work degree. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Welfare, Social Policy, and Social Work 
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Human Behavior
  • Social Work Research
  • Basic Concepts in Sociology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have or are currently earning your high school/secondary school diploma or equivalent but have not earned college credits at the university level AFTER earning your diploma, you should apply to UMBC as a first-year student.
    • We weigh a number of factors in making admission decisions. In addition to grade point average and standardized test scores, the strength of your curriculum, class rank, and other achievements as well as your essay will be considered. We expect applicants to have completed a strong college preparatory program of study from an accredited high school/secondary school.
    • If you have attended a postsecondary institution, such as a college or university, outside the United States, submit course by course credentials evaluated through one of the following evaluation services. 
    • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28470 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28470 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28470 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28470 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12280 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12280 USD per year during 48 months.


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