Graduate School Options for Social Work Majors

As a UMaine Social Work major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Plus Program!

UMaine Plus Options

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

Advanced Standing Option

Master of Social Work –  The UMaine MSW is committed to preparing ethical, competent, effective advanced generalist social workers capable of practicing with a high degree of autonomy and skill in diverse social welfare settings. The program integrates research, teaching, and social work practice — building strong linkages between faculty, students and the wider community. Advanced standing in the MSW program is awarded to students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in social work. Applicants accepted with advanced standing status are required to attend three weeks of summer courses that provide new content and serve as a “bridge” to the advanced year of the MSW program.  Advanced standing students are admitted into the MSW program for June of each year.

Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

Master of Social Work – The UMaine MSW is committed to preparing ethical, competent, effective advanced generalist social workers capable of practicing with a high degree of autonomy and skill in diverse social welfare settings. The program integrates research, teaching, and social work practice — building strong linkages between faculty, students and the wider community.

MS in Human Development – The degree in human development is designed to provide advanced training, with special emphasis on child development and family relations. The curriculum is designed to train students in the fundamentals of professional practice in agencies serving children, adolescents, adults and families and to provide students with advanced content in one or more research areas (e.g., early childhood, human sexuality, family relationships).

MEd Higher Education – The master’s degree in student development in higher education (M.Ed.) at the University of Maine prepares entry-level professionals for positions in postsecondary student affairs. The program provides solid theoretical and practical grounding for student services jobs in increasingly diverse and technologically advanced colleges and universities.

MA in Global Policy – A degree in Global Policy is an international service degree with concentrations in Environmental Policy, Trade & Commerce, and Security & Foreign Policy. The interdisciplinary curriculum consists of a wide array of thematic and geographical courses, which allows students to cultivate an independent approach to political, social, economic, and environmental issues from a variety of perspectives.