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Dr. Vicki Root

Dr. Vicki Root
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


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Salisbury University offers one the most affordable Master of Social Work programs in Maryland. For those who wish to work in a variety of settings, including social service agencies, schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, community mental health centers and more, the M.S.W. accepts students with a wide range of undergraduate backgrounds. In Maryland, social workers are one of only three mental health professions that are licensed for practice. Full-time, advanced-standing students (who have an undergraduate degree in social work) may complete the M.S.W. in as little as two semesters. Flexible scheduling accommodates working adults and graduate students can take as few as two courses per semester. A strong network of field placement professionals ensures that each student’s unique goals are met. In addition to taking classes on the SU campus, students may enroll in M.S.W. offerings at Cecil Community College in North East, MD, the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College, the University System of Maryland in Hagerstown, MD and the Southern Maryland Higher Education Commission in California, MD.

The M.S.W. Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Admission Deadlines: Fall: April 20 (Online, Regular, Advanced Standing, Satellite) (UMUC Europe - Fall application cycle is for the Advanced Standing, 32-credit option only.)

Spring: October 1st (UMUC Europe - Spring application cycle is for the traditional 62-credit option only.)
Standardized Test(s): None
Required Recommendations: Regular Program - Three letters of recommendation from: 1. An academic source, 2. Employer, 3. Another professional or community associate.

Advanced Standing - Four letters of recommendation from: 1. Field Education Liaison from more recent Field Seminar Course, 2. Field Education Placement Supervisor, 3. Academic Source, 4. Employer or professional community associate
Academic Records: Official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended
Writing Prompts: Regular Program - 2-3 pages discussing social work knowledge and respect for diversity

Advanced Standing - 3-4 pages discussing critical thinking, social work knowledge and respect for diversity
Additional Requirements: * Application
* Application Fee
* Complete Resume
* Advanced Standing - Submit final field evaluations from undergraduate field
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Program Fact Sheet
Reg. (F/T) Program Checklist
Reg. (P/T) Program Checklist
Advanced Standing Checklist
Satellite Checklist
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