Become a Social Worker in Maryland

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social worker in Maryland, contact the Maryland Social Work Licensing Board.

Maryland law recognizes four classes of social workers: Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Certified Social Worker. The requirements are as follows:


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University of Southern California (USC)
  • Top-ranked program, with multiple start dates throughout the year
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Simmons College
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University of Denver
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Fordham University
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Maryland Licensed Bachelor Social Work (LBSW)

Maryland LGSW (Licensed Graduate Social Worker)

Maryland LCSW

Maryland LCSW-C (Licensed Certified Social Worker -- Clinical)

Maryland Social Work Salary

Maryland Social Work Salary
Maryland Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $47,180
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $54,310
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $48,130
All Other Social Workers $67,220
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Maryland is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 03/30/2016.

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