Helping People Is Our Job

School of Social Work

Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function the best they can in their environment. Social workers are people who care about people who want to make a difference.

SU’s social work program began in 1974 to serve the needs of Maryland and the neighboring states, and since then it has grown to include the dual-degree program with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1990 and a new Master of Social Work Program launched in 2001. In 2006, we expanded to include satellite programs at Cecil College Northeast campus, the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown campus and in 2013 to the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland. All of SU's undergraduate and graduate social work programs are fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, a must for earning licensure.

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Our Academic Programs

The School of Social Work’s Mission is to be student-centered and dedicated to excellence in the education of professional social workers at the baccalaureate and master’s level. The school is committed to the pursuit of social and economic justice and will provide leadership through professional development, service, consultation, and research to strengthen society while contributing to the expansion of social work knowledge. 

Learn more about the programs offered by our department:

Social Work has the largest graduate program on campus.
Dr. Deborah Mathews School of Social Work Director

School Information and Resources

Alumni Resources

  • 2 Student Organizations
  • 6 B.A.S.W. Goals
  • 7 Online and Satellite Opportunities

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