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Welcome to the School of Social Work

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

Announcement: Online MSW Program to begin September 2015

 Online MSW Announcement

As part of a new initiative, the University of Maine School of Social Work will be adding an online program to our MSW offerings starting next year.  The addition of this 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 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.  These asynchronous classes will be supplemented by a few real-time courses for learning that requires live interaction with other students from their home or workplace via the use of face-to-face technology.  The field practicum may be completed at qualifying organizations geographically convenient to students.  Applications are now being accepted for the regular e-year online program.  Students in the 3-year sequence will begin September 2015.  Advanced standing students will be admitted for the summer of 2016.  We will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2015.

For more information  Graduate Programs

Latest News

An Invitation: School of Social Work Alumni Organization Invites BSW and MSW Alumni to meet for a Brunch Get-Together on Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 at Pepino’s in Bangor.  It will be another great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new friends.


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) Dr. Sandy Butlerand 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

L-R: Alison Mitchell, MSW alum; Social Work Faculty: Judith Josiah-Martin, Kelly Jaksa, Len Kaye, Jennifer Middleton, Deirdre Boylan, Nancy Kelly

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

Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey, MSW Alum, Poster Presentation





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


Student Social Work Organization members at 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.