Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Personal Statement**
Please write a 3-5 page personal statement that describes your career goals and how the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) PhD Program will help you achieve these goals. Detail your research and teaching interests and how your previous professional and personal experiences inform them. Identify any SSW faculty members whose work would be particularly influential on your doctoral education and career. Finally, describe your strengths in terms of critical thinking, communication, tenacity, maturity, and other personal qualities that prepared you for PhD-level work and that would contribute to the culture and climate of a PhD program. (Although the Graduate School Application asks for a 300-500 word statement of goals and objectives, please provide this personal statement instead.) 

Writing Sample**
Please provide a recent paper, report, or publication on which your role was primary or sole author. The writing sample should demonstrate how you formulate and communicate ideas or findings and how you build a logical argument or support a thesis. If using a co-authored product as your writing sample, include an introductory comment describing your contributions to the work. 

Include a copy of your vita showing your educational background, your work experience, and any research projects and publications. Include at the end of the vita the names and qualifications of your three references.

(** = these documents can be emailed in pdf form to the PhD Program Academic Services Specialist


An official transcript from each college or university that you are currently attending or that you previously attended must be provided to the Graduate School. Official, stamped transcripts must be provided in sealed envelopes by the issuing institution. Encrypted, electronic transcripts are accepted in lieu of sealed, paper transcripts. You may include an unofficial, scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application for early review purposes if you’d like, but official versions are still required for the review process. Send encrypted, electronic transcripts from your issuing institution to: Send official, sealed and stamped transcripts to:

ATTN: Admissions
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Graduate School
620 West Lexington Street, Suite 5110
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1508

Transcripts (US only) may also be provided through one of the following transcript clearinghouse services:

GRE scores
Please ask the Educational Testing Service to mail these scores directly to the Graduate School. You can arrange to take the GRE by contacting the Educational Testing Service at 1.800.GRE.CALL and/or Please use Institution Code and Name of: 5848 U MD Baltimore and the Department Code and Name of: Social Work when completing your GRE’s so that your score will be forwarded to us directly.

English Language Proficiency (International Applicants Only) The Graduate School accepts the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as a measure of English proficiency. Minimum, required scores are 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, and 7.0 on the IELTS. Scores must be sent directly from ETS (for TOEFL, use institution code #5848) or the IELTS agency to the Graduate School.

The PhD program in social work maintains a strict language requirement for non-native speakers of English. All applicants to the PhD program whose native language and/or language of the home is not English are required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This guideline includes international students/non-native speakers of English who have completed a master of social work or similar degree from a US college or university.

Application Fee
When completing the online application you can pay the application fee($75) by credit card or debit card. The application fee is non-refundable.

Letters of Recommendation(3)/Recommender Forms
Recommenders should describe their relationship with you (how long they have known you and in what capacity) and your potential as a social work scholar and teacher. Select references that are able to assess your conceptual, analytic, and research skills as well as your ability to apply theoretical and abstract knowledge to social work problems. They should clearly describe their relationship with you and the duration of that relationship. Ideally, recommenders will possess a PhD or other doctoral degree. Please provide this guidance to each recommender and request that they upload or email a letter of recommendation on letterhead directly to the program.  

PhD Graduate Assistantship Application (optional)
If you desire to be considered for a graduate assistantship, complete the GRA application form. Several of our faculty members have grants and contracts that support PhD students through Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs). A 10- month, 20-hour per week GRA provides a student with a stipend of over $21,000, health insurance, and up to 10 credits of tuition remission for the fall and spring semesters. Completing the application does not guarantee assignment to an assistantship. Assistantships are assigned on a competitive basis.

If you have any questions about the PhD Program in Social Work program specific requirements please contact the PhD Program directly or 410-706-7960.


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Early Career Programs – Careers | BlackRock

Full-Time Analyst Program

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The Full-Time Analyst Program is a multi-year experiential journey designed to empower and support Analysts in connecting their personal passions and strengths to BlackRock’s mission, principles and purpose. The program begins with an orientation to learn about our purpose, business and strategic priorities – all while gaining insights into the day-to-day life of an Analyst at BlackRock.

Following orientation, Analysts join their team and stay connected with colleagues across the globe through ongoing training and professional development. This program offers Analysts the chance to have a lasting impact on the firm and contribute to our greater collective purpose to help more and more people experience financial well-being.

Undergraduate or master’s students graduating between January 2019 through July 2021 with less than 18 months of full-time, relevant work experience.

Applications have closed for the Full-Time Analyst Program.

Application deadline:

Sept. 30

Summer Analyst Program

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Our Summer Analyst Program is a 9.5-week internship designed to provide you with an exciting, supportive and fun experience which mirrors life as an Analyst at BlackRock. You’ll have real-world responsibilities during the summer, in addition to participating in professional development, networking and social events.

Undergraduate or master’s students graduating between August 2021 through July 2022 with less than 18 months of full-time, relevant work experience.

Applications have closed for the Summer Analyst Program.

Application deadline:

Sept. 30

BlackRock Founders Scholarship – US

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In the US, the BlackRock Founders Scholarship is an accelerated Summer Analyst internship interview process and scholarship program for diverse students who have demonstrated leadership while exemplifying the BlackRock Principles in their communities. In addition to a summer internship, candidates may also receive a merit award of $17,500.

Undergraduate or master’s students graduating between August 2021 through July 2022 who self-identity as Black, African American, Latino, Hispanic, Native-American, LGBTQ+ and/or disabled.

Applications have closed for the BlackRock Founders Scholarship program.

Application deadline:

Aug. 10

Find Your Future Forum

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Find Your Future is a one-day virtual program designed to help you learn more about our business at the intersection of finance and technology. During the program, you’ll get to know our unique culture and gain an understanding of where you could add value at BlackRock. We offer a wide range of opportunities in the following business areas: Sales, Strategic & Corporate Functions, Investments, and Technology.

This program is a great opportunity to build your resume, grow your network and gain a competitive edge that employers will value. Find Your Future Forum will also help you acquire the tools, communication strategies and best practices needed to land your dream job – and succeed at it.

Sophomores graduating between August 2022 through July 2023, who self-identify as female, Black, African American, Latino, Hispanic, Native-American, LGBTQ+ and/or disabled and who demonstrate strong academic credentials across any major or discipline.

Apply to the Find Your Future Forum

Application deadline:

March 1, 2021

MBA Summer Associate Program – US

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Our MBA Summer Associate Program in the US is a 10-week internship which offers a supportive and fun learning environment. As a Summer Associate, you’ll be an integral part of the team, adding value from day-one. Over the course of your internship, you’ll have real-world responsibilities in addition to social and volunteer events to help you start to build your network. The Program begins with an orientation experience where you’ll learn about BlackRock’s Principles, mission, purpose and culture while receiving formal training on the fundamentals of Investment Management. Following orientation, you’ll join your team and develop subject-matter expertise through on-the-job learning and classroom sessions – all while gaining insights into the day-to-day life of an Associate.

MBA students graduating between August 2021 through July 2022.

Applications have closed for the MBA Summer Associate Program in the US.

Application deadline:

Dec. 6

Fast-track to FinTech

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Fast-track to FinTech is a program for women interested in our technology summer internship opportunities. As part of this program, students participate in educational and interactive workshops, and an accelerated interview process for our Summer Analyst Program.

Undergraduate or master’s students graduating between August 2021 through July 2022 who self-identity as female and are interested in a summer internship opportunity at BlackRock in Technology and/or Analytics & Risk.

Applications have closed for the Fast-track to FinTech program.

Application deadline:

Aug. 10


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