Social Work
Holloway Hall

Welcome to the Social Work Department!


Apply now for our new ONLINE MSW PROGRAM!   Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2015 for fall 2015.

Applications to the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center campus MSW Program will be accepted until June 30th!        Apply here! 

Applications are now being accepted to the Phi Alpha Honor Society.  Apply Here!

Graduating? Have you applied to Graduate? Spring graduates apply by Nov. 15th - Fall graduates apply by May 15th.  Applications are processed through your Gullnet account via the drop down box in the middle of your student center.

Take non-degree seeking classes to see if earning a MSW degree is for you!

Are you applying to the hybrid MSW program?  Do you reside in a county contiguous to Maryland?  You may qualify for the Good Neighbors Graduate Scholarship!  Find out more here.

2015-2016 B-HIPP Intern Application

B-HIPP Intern helps earn $7K for community garden project.

SU Student named NASW-MD 2014 BSW Student of the Year!

Social Work students at USMH help women in need.

2013-2014 Assessment of Social Work Practice Competency   

Salisbury University Social Work Department receives the 2013 Herbert H. Fincher Friend of Mentoring Award

B-HIPP Maryland launches new Website

DHMH Press Release: "New Program Connects Primary Care Providers to Mental Health Services for Youth"

"Before I Die" Wall Video posted

Congratulations to Cherita Richards - MSW student and winner of a President's Diversity Award!

See how Social Work students are making a difference in the community!

See how one of our MSW grads, Christie Lawnick, celebrated graduation in true Eastern Shore style!

MSW Candidates: Check out this video (click HERE) which demonstrates how to properly put on your hood.


About the Department

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. The Social Work Department 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, the Department expanded to include satellite programs at Cecil College, the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College,  and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown 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.

Mission & Vision

The Social Work Department at Salisbury University is dedicated to excellence in the education of professional social workers at the baccalaureate and masters level. Both programs are committed to student-centeredness and active community engagement in the pursuit of social and economic justice. Therefore, the mission of the department is to prepare competent social work professionals for beginning level generalist and advanced direct practice with individuals, families, and groups. In addition, the program will provide regional leadership in the provision of professional development, service, consultation, and research to advance the well-being of the region served and will contribute to the expansion of social work knowledge.