FALL 2024 & SPRING 2025

We’ve offered our MSW Online Program to Texas residents and U.S. military personnel and their family members for more than 12 years. Now out-of-state residents will benefit from our top-ranked program.

Our professors are well-trained and experienced in offering online education and our MSW online program is consistently ranked No. 1.  Our staff and faculty will support you throughout your education journey.

Students from all 50 states and these U.S. Territories are eligible to apply: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

U.S. Armed Forces military personnel including U.S. Public Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees and their dependents/family members (regardless of where they are stationed in the world) are eligible to apply. 

International Students from select countries may apply (please contact the School of Social Work’s Admissions Office for details). International Students must meet all UTA and School of Social Work admission requirements for international applicants.

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Our Program is Affordable

Non-Resident Texas online students will matriculate under the Non-Resident Distance Education Program (NRODE).  In the NRODE program your tuition and other costs will be much less than what a typical non-resident/out-of-state student would pay. Many students, especially depending upon their local school options, will save 40% to 50% in tuition and fees.


Course Hrs.


 NRODE Course Charge

 3-SCH Course


 $1,865.05 per course or $621.68 per SCH

 5-SCH Course


 $3,962.05 per course or $792.41 per SCH


*Please keep in mind these charges are based on the 2023-2024 Academic Year and it is an estimate and should be used for planning purposes only. This chart is only for UTA MSW Non-Texas Residents prospective students who plan to enroll in our MSW Non-Resident Online Distance Education (NRODE) program (charges above include tuition and fees showing per course or per scheduled credit hour (SCH)) for graduate (GRAD) courses. NRODE students must enroll in special out-of-state non-resident online section for each of their courses.  This is how the university will know to charge you the NRODE amount.  All other prospective students (face-to-face and Texas residents) should follow the UTA Tuition Estimator.

Our Program is Flexible and Convenient

  • NRODE students must reside outside the state of Texas during their matriculation while completing the program online (synchronous and asynchronous classes available).
  • NRODE students will complete their required field internship locally where they reside at an approved agency/organization.
  • Advanced Standing Students can complete our program in 12 months. Traditional Standing Students can complete the program in 24 months or less.
  • Domestic admission requirements for NRODE MSW Program Online for Non-Texas Residents are the same as our Texas residents following the simple two-step process.

Accreditation and Social Work Licensure

Graduates from our Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Accredited MSW program are eligible to apply for Social Work licensure in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba. Our curriculum, through its compliance with CSWE’s Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), encompasses the content included in the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) three categories of master’s level licensure exams. These exams are accepted in all 50 U.S. states; Washington, D.C.; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba in Canada. Certain locales may have additional requirements; this information is available from ASWB.

**It is the student’s responsibility to check with their state licensing board for any additional requirements such as taking a specific course, more field internship hours, or character fitness/criminal background check. Prospective students should do this prior to applying, before enrolling, and before graduating.

Attend an Info Session

Attending an Graduate Admissions Information Session provides you with a unique opportunity to meet with representatives from the School of Social Work and discuss the MSW program.


Brianna Gibbs
Academic Recruiter
Primarily Graduate Admissions

Email: brianna.gibbs@uta.edu
Office:  SWSH 203O

Dolores Bevins
Admissions Counselor II
Email: doloresbevins@uta.edu
Phone: 817-272-1044
Office:  SWSH 203Q

Darlene Santee
Manager for Recruiting and Admissions
Email: santeed@uta.edu
Office:  SWSH 203U

Antwan C. Williams, J.D.
Asst. Director of Communications, Marketing, Recruiting, Admissions,
and Community Outreach

Email: antwan.williams@uta.edu
Office:  SWSH 203S

How To Apply

Please visit the MSW Admissions Page for information on how to apply.

MSW Admissions Page

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