The MSW degree program at Texas State School of Social Work is an exciting opportunity for college-degreed people who really want to improve society! Students spend half the degree program in class, and half in field, where students work in agencies under supervision. Our graduates perform extremely well on state licensing tests, and get interesting positions in all sorts of service delivery fields. Field instructors and employers consistently report to us that our graduates are quite well-prepared for social work, and they are in high demand for jobs. Not only are MSW students eligible for all sorts of exciting career opportunities, but they are also poised to pursue graduate studies in law, psychology, social work, and numerous other fields of study.
Texas State offers an on-campus MSW and an online MSW. These degree offerings, regardless of delivery method, use the same textbooks, the same syllabi, and are taught by core Texas State faculty.
Our MSW degree program is built on the liberal arts perspective. We make sure that MSW applicants have taken a variety of courses in physical sciences (such as human biology), social and behavioral sciences (such as sociology), ethnographic studies (such as government), languages (such as English), and speculative studies (such as philosophy). These courses prepare foundation students to delve into the breadth and richness of professional generalist knowledge: values, ethics, law, diversity, vulnerable populations, social and economic justice, human behavior and the social environment, social policy and services, social work practice, research, and field education. If an applicant has graduated from a CSWE-accredited BSW program, these criteria are met.
Texas State’s MSW degree program, regardless of delivery method, is fully accredited by Council on Social Work Education and its graduates are eligible for state licensure as Social Workers.