Best master’s of social work programs in Maryland

Three years after completing their degree, master's in social work graduates earn a weighted average salary of $48,475.  Our MSW rankings cover 247 out of the 286 programs available, accounting for 94.4% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.  

For more information on how we determine the best MSW programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Maryland | #53 in Social Work nationally

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

Economic score: 0.44

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $52,156

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,828

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $30,426

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.58

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Maryland | #133 in Social Work nationally

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.61

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $51,069

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,741

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,329

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.79

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Maryland | #166 in Social Work nationally

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.69

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $54,490

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,162

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $51,837

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.95

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.