Master of Social Work Program

About

Welcome to the UT Arlington School of Social Work MSW Program. Our School, ranked among the top graduate schools nationally, offers students both academic excellence and a wide variety of course offerings. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized as leading scholars and researchers. You will find the School to be student centered with courses offered at multiple times, day and evening through the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Faculty, staff, and administrators are readily available to help with advising and to offer guidance throughout the year.

MSW Program Manual

Did you Know?

  • The Master of Social Work is one of the broadest, most versatile degree programs available. 
  • Our graduates are leading clinical practitioners, program administrators and managers, consultants, educators, and researchers.
  • The degree program is designed to enable students to pace their own progression through the curriculum on a part-time or full-time basis.

A Glimpse of Social Work

Program Benefits

strong job market

Move to DFW-Arlington metro area with a strong job market with fortune 500 companies, low cost of living and lots of entertainment, sports, and nightlife and music opportunities.

Top-tiered research institution

UTA Top-tiered research institution; work closely with world renowned professors.

growing career field

Social Work is a growing career field (positive job-outlook, one of the fastest growing career fields with 16% increase in demand) and the versatility of the social work degree (good preparation for law, medicine, education, communication, health and business career fields).

SSW reputation

SSW reputation (high ranking program for 50 years), Affordability, Convenience/Flexibility, Military/Veteran friendly (rated #1 in Texas and #5 in the country) with more than 800 agencies to choose for required field internships.

UTA Ranking

U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA fifth among national universities for undergraduate ethnic diversity in 2019.

Degree Requirements

The program leading to the degree of Master of Social Work covers a minimum of four semesters for full-time students and requires the completion of 61 semester hours of graduate work including class and field instruction, as well as thesis or integrative seminar.

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, each graduate student in the social work program must

  1. Maintain at least a B (3.0) overall GPA in all coursework;
  2. Demonstrate suitability for professional social work practice;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers and, if licensed in Texas, the Code of Ethics as currently published by the Texas Council for Social Work Examiners.

Advanced Standing

An applicant who has earned an undergraduate degree in social work from a Council of Social Work Education accredited BSW program within six years of their planned start date of graduate study and whose GPA is 3.0 or greater in the approximately last 60 hours of undergraduate work, will be considered for Advanced Standing into the graduate program. Students who are granted Advanced Standing status complete 38 semester credit hours of coursework to earn the MSW degree.