Build your skills in one of the fastest growing and most versatile career fields in an interactive and flexible learning environment. Our graduates are leaders for organizations, agencies, non-profits and more.

Nationally Ranked Program from North Texas


Most Affordable CSWE-Accredited MSW Program


Best MSW Online Program


Accelerated MSW Online Degree Program in Texas


Best Social Work School for Veterans in Texas

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Best School of Social Work In The Southwest Region

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Educating the Leading Change-Makers of Tomorrow

To Create a Difference in Their Communities

Join one of the fastest growing career fields and become an advocate for change with a degree from our CSWE-Accredited Social Work Program.

Our Master of Social Work Program is accredited, affordable and convenient with options for full-time or part-time, advanced setting, cohorts and dual degree programs. You can take classes completely online or in a traditional classroom in Arlington or Fort Worth.

Did You Know

  • A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree is NOT required for the Master of Social Work program
    • In Fact: Over 60% of our MSW students have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline such as psychology, nursing, sociology, criminal justice, education, business, and more.
  • A Master of Social Work degree can launch your career in one of the fastest growing career fields today
    • In Fact: The field of Social Work is growing by 9% — this is much faster than the average growth of other career fields
  • With our online program, out-of-state non-Texas resident students can receive as little as $1,865.05 per course in tuition
    • In Fact: That’s an average of 40%-50% savings on program costs


Why Choose Us for Your MSW

In-Person or Online

Since 2010, the School of Social Work has offered the MSW program online, making us a pioneer in online coursework. We have online students across the nation and world.

In as Little as 12 Months

Students who earned a BSW degree and have a 3.0 or better GPA in approximately the past 60-undergraduate credit hours, start as Advanced Standing and only have to complete the second year of the program in 12 months.

CSWE-Accredited Program

The Council on Social Work Education ensures its member institutions are leaders in providing top tier Social Work education and research to its students and communities.

Multiple Semesters to Start
Why wait to start improving your future? The School of Social Work allows MSW students to start during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Specialties to Pursue Your Passions

The School of Social Work offers five different Advanced Standing MSW Specialties. Students will select one specialty to pursue during their second year.

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Community & Administrative Practice

Develop the skills in designing, running, and evaluating programs and policies in the community.

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Direct Practice in Health

Learn to communicate treatment options, intervene in crisis situations, and be a patient advocate.

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Direct Practice in Mental Health & Substance Misuse

Focus on assessment and intervention with those evidencing mental health and substance abuse problems.

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Direct Practice in Children & Families

Gain skills and expertise to help children and families in a variety of settings from schools, CPS, and more.

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Direct Practice in Aging

Develop and implement effective interventions and policies specific to the older adults and their caregivers.

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Apply Today in 2 Easy Steps

How to Apply

  1. Submit Your Application at ApplyUTA  or
    a.  National Students & Degree Holders: Pay $75 Application Fee
    b.  International Students & Degree Holders: Pay $90 Application Fee

  2. Submit Official or Unofficial Transcripts to UTA Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration for GPA Evaluation
    a.  With a 3.0 or Higher GPA in approximately the last 60 credit hours

*Congratulations! You Are Admitted* 

*If your GPA is below a 3.0, then more information may be required. The School of Social Work will reach out with further information once your GPA has been calculated.

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Want to Learn More?

We hope you find the best University to pursue your higher education goals. If you are still not sure if UTA’s School of Social Work’s MSW program is right for you, we would love to see you at one of our in-person or virtual information sessions. During your information session our recruiters will go into great detail about our program offerings, requirements for acceptance, and what to expect upon graduation. We hope to see you there!