Program Note: Students who were admitted prior to Fall 2016 and are currently in the program under a Prerequisite condition must complete the course(s) per their acceptance letter.If you have additional questions after reviewing the MSW Program website, please direct your inquiries via email to Ms. Carla Ackerson, MSW Program Coordinator or Ms. Elizabeth Ramos, Academic Advisor.
The Master of Social Work degree program at the Texas State University School of Social Work is an exciting opportunity for college-degreed people who are interested in pursuing a career based around improving society. Students spend half the degree program in classes and half in a field practicum, where they work under supervision at agencies throughout Central Texas. Our graduates perform extremely well on state licensing exams and have found employment across a wide variety of service delivery fields. Not only are our MSW graduates poised for exciting career opportunities, but they are prepared to pursue further graduate studies, if they so choose, in law, psychology, social work, and numerous other disciplines.
Our MSW degree program is built on a liberal arts perspective. We expect MSW applicants to have taken a variety of courses in language, philosophy, and the natural, political, and social sciences. These courses prepare foundation students to delve into the breadth and richness of generalist professional social work knowledge: values, ethics, law, diversity, social and economic justice, human development and behavior, social policy, social services, and research. Applicants graduating from a CSWE-accredited BSW program will have met these criteria.
The Texas State University School of Social Work offers the MSW program both on-campus and online. These degree offerings, regardless of delivery method, utilize the same textbooks and curricula and are taught by core faculty. Texas State University's Master of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and our graduates are eligible for state licensure.
For more information about graduate programs, visit The Graduate College at Texas State University.
MSW Foundation Track