Our Students

The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work was created in 1967 and we enrolled our first class of 26 graduate students in September 1968. Today we have more than 2,000 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Science and Substance Use Treatment (BSSUT), Master of Social Work (MSW), and PhD in Social Work students. As one of the largest schools of social work in the country, our enrollment this year is at a historic high with one of the most diverse student bodies in the country.

Meet Our Students

Yasmin Al-Zubi -

Yasmin Al-Zubi

Yasmin's current thesis research explores cognitive neuropsychology of violence and trauma amongst children, in efforts to reverse violence...

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Precious Bell -

Precious Bell

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Olga Carillo -

Olga Carillo

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Katherine Kitchens, MSW -

Katherine Kitchens

Katherine Kitchens, a Dallas-based social worker with a B.A. in political philosophy and an MSW with a concentration in community and administrative...

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Esther Rocha -

Esther Rocha

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Pauline Sias -

Pauline Sias

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Stephen Silva-Brave -

Stephen Silva-Brave

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;">My name is Stephen Silva Brave, I am a senior year in the UTA BSW program, and a citizen of the Lakota...

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Sruthi Sundar -

Sruthi Sundar

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Self-identified racial/ethnic make-up of our student population is:

American Indian/Alaska Native 3 0.1%
Asian 68 3.2%
Black/African American 596 27.7%
Hispanic 664 30.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
Foreign 49 2.3%
Multiple Ethnicities 72 3.3%
White 693 32.2%
Unknown/Not Reported 8 .4%

More than 10% of our social work students are military veterans or immediate family members of veterans.

Self-identified gender make-up of our student population is:

Female 1,885 87.5%
Male 269 12.5%

The mean cumulative GPA for students from our most recent graduating class was:

Undergraduates 3.65
Graduates 3.83
PhD 3.92


Foreign 49  2.3%
Out-of-State 142  6.6%
Resident 1,963 91.1%

Military Status:

Non-Veteran 1,805 83.8%
Self-Reported Veteran 135 6.3%
Current/Previous Benefits Recipient 214 9.9%