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At the University of Maine School of Social Work, we prepare proficient and ethical social work professionals committed to social change in a variety of organizations, specializations, and professional roles. Our graduates go on to serve as social work clinicians, program planners, administrators, and community change agents in a wide range of public and private settings and systems. As a member of our diverse and dedicated community of students, faculty, field instructors, and alumni, you will transform your commitment to improving the quality of life for people into professional knowledge and skills. You will be poised for a successful and personally rewarding career promoting social change by providing services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations


Online – Hybrid MSW Program to begin September 2016

The University of Maine School of Social Work will continue to offer online MSW education for students seeking admission for September 2016 (our September 2015 Online Class is Full at this time). Our Online-Hybrid format is designed to extend access to affordable, fully accredited graduate Social Work education that provides students with a well-integrated academic and practical education.  Students in the Online-Hybrid program will enjoy courses taught by the same faculty who teach in the other MSW formats offered by our flagship university.  Using state-of-the-art learning management systems, students will engage in most classes without the need to be online at a particular day or time.  To maximize student-faculty connections, students will come together in person at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast for two Saturdays each semester. The field practicum may be completed at qualifying organizations geographically convenient to students.  Applications are now being accepted for the Online-Hybrid MSW program.  Students in the 3-year Online-Hybrid MSW program will begin September 2016.  Advanced standing students will be admitted for the summer of 2017.

Applications will be accepted until all programs are filled.  We will begin review of completed applications on March 4, 2016

For more information  Graduate Programs

Latest News

Congratulations – June was a big month for School Alumni!!

Loren Andrews, MSW graduate and longtime adjunct faculty member in our Weekend MSW Program, received the 2015 Maine Chapter NASW Social Worker of the Year Award!  Loren is a model of Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice: he combines a clinical social work practice with legislative advocacy and community work!



Dyan Walsh, BSW and MSW Graduate and longtime field instructor, received the 2015 Outstanding and Exemplary Leadership Award of the Maine Chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.




Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Butler – 2014-2015 recipient of the ADVANCE Career Recognition Award. 

This award recognizes women faculty in the STEM(science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and Social Sciences who have made outstanding contributions to the University of Maine tripartite mission.





Social Work Faculty and MSW Alumni Present at Council on Social Work Education Meeting

Social Work faculty and MSW alumni presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education October 24 to November 1, 2014. Deirdre Boylan, Sarah Harvey (MSW alum),Kelly Jaksa, Judith Josiah-Martin, Len Kaye, Nancy Kelly, Jennifer Middleton, and Alison Mitchell (MSW alum) presented on a variety of topics. For a complete listing of the presentations along with slide shows please go to: News and Events





Student Social Work Organization members participate in the “Out of Darkness Walk”

Student Social Work Organization members participated in the “Out of Darkness Walk” on October 5th.  The “Out of Darkness Walk”, coordinated by the UMaine Counseling Center, benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Janice Grant (BSW ’04; MSW ‘ 10; IPh.D. candidate), Graduate Assistant for the Counseling Center’s Touchstone Project recruited social work students for this important community event.


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Contact Information

School of Social Work
5770 Social Work Building
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2389 | Fax: (207) 581-2396E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System