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Spring 2016 Graduation Application and Ceremony

  • The spring 2016 graduation application will open January 19, 2016
  • The spring 2016 graduation application deadline is March 11, 2016
  • The College of Applied Arts graduation ceremony will be May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 P.M.

Spring 2016 Important Dates

  • January 19th first day of classes
  • February 3rd 12th class day (last day to drop with 100% refund)
  • March 11th graduation application deadline
  • March 29th automatic "W" deadline
  • April 21st withdraw deadline (drop to zero hours enrolled)
  • May 2nd last day of classes


Registration for Summer 2016 - March 21 - May 30

Registration for Fall 2016 - March 21 - August 11


School of Social Work Faculty Position

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

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Hogg Foundation Awards Scholarships to Twelve Graduate Students Across Texas

News Release from the Hogg Foundation

Join us in congratulating the School of Social Work

2015 Student Award Recipients!


Outstanding BSW: Britt Tovar & Humberto (Xavier) Reveles

Outstanding BSW Leadership Award: Breanna Burton & Meagan Roush

Outstanding MSW (Foundation): Kristin Claypoole & Benito Perales

Outstanding MSW (Direct Practice): Ada Castillo & Amanda Mendez

Outstanding MSW (Administrative Leadership On-campus): Jacquelyn McMahon

Outstanding MSW (Administrative Leadership On-line): Karin Clements

Outstanding SSW Service: Theresa Moran (MSW)

Outstanding SSW Research: Colleen Howery (MSW)

Many Hats Workshop

 Dates TBD


Please go to the Continuing Education page to register for the workshop online or call their office at 512-245-2507. If you have questions, please contact Sonya Kraus at Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you.

Register Here

The School of Social Work MSW Program Awarded

$1.4 Million HRSA Grant

The School of Social Work has been awarded a $1.4 million D.H.H.S (HRSA) grant, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals, to span three years for the purpose of developing and expanding the substance abuse and mental health workforce. The School’s project, “Integrative, Intercultural Innovations in Behavioral and Primary Health with Youth at-Risk”, the I-3 Project, will focus on specialized training for MSW student who will work with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder. The I-3 Project will recruit, educate, train, place in specific field areas, and graduate 34 MSW students annually who are dedicated to working with the target population. These students will receive a substantial stipend for their professional field training. To accomplish these goals, the I-3 Project focuses on integrative, intercultural, and innovative knowledge and skills through coursework, specialized training, and field placements. The unique mission of the I-3 Project is that it is a School-wide effort, building on expertise of faculty, field placement agencies, and interprofessional community partnerships. Drs. Russell, Noble, Biggs and Mr. Medel will be implementing the I-3 Project.

Applications for spring and summer 2016 are now closed.

If you are interested in applying for the fall 2016 semester, please review and complete the application and instructions below.

click here for the application

   Additional instructions:

  • When you do apply:
  • Include a copy of your resume and a list of the courses you have taken for your MSW program thus far.
  • Combine your application, resume, and course listings in a packet and turn these in to Dr. Russell in the main office-HPB Suite 150A- School of Social Work.
  • Also send your application items to Dr. Russell in an email,
  • Thank you for your interest in the I-3 Project and please contact Dr. Amy Russell ( if you have any questions.

Project Stand Up for Veterans Grant Is in Its Final Year!

On September 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified the School of Social Work at Texas State University that the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the School $479,035 over three years to fund the School's Project Stand Up for Veterans. This exciting project will fund student stipends to educate graduate social workers in mental and behavioral health and prepare them to work with military personnel, veterans, and their families. Just as the military stands up a trained force, Texas State School of Social Work will stand up a cadre of well-prepared clinical social workers prepared to work with this population. Dr. Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, Dr. Katherine Selber, and Dr. Amy Russell oversee Project Stand Up for Veterans.

The School of Social Work at Texas State University has been selected by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to partner with the association in developing a curriculum known as the ASWB Path to Licensure Campaign.

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Great News: The Texas State University School of Social Work
has been fully accredited through 2020!

On October 22, 2012, the Council on Social Work Education notified Texas State School of Social Work (SSW) that Texas State’s BSW and MSW degree programs were both fully reaffirmed in accreditation for eight years. This is great news, and speaks to the hard work of the Texas State faculty and students in setting and maintaining high standards for learning!