The School of Social Work (SSW) is a vibrant unit of the College of Applied Arts. It offers both the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), which prepares students to engage in generalist social work practice, and the Master of Social Work (MSW), which prepares students to engage in advanced specialized social work practice using a generalist framework. Both these degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The School of Social Work at Texas State has long been committed to preparing social workers to engage competently with those clients who are most forgotten in our society: these are the clients who are typically served by public agencies. Not only are the School’s graduates well-prepared to deal effectively with the most marginalized populations, they are also quite competent in working with a broad spectrum of clients, other professionals, policy-makers, and organizations. A key component to their preparation is the School’s extensive network of public and private agencies, both rural and urban, in which students are placed for field practicum. The School is closely connected with the University’s Center for Children and Families, and many of the School’s students are pursuing careers working with children and families.