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Master of Social Work Program


Advising for Current and Newly Admitted Students

Why get Advised?

  • Obvious answer: to stay on track and graduate on time.
  • Not so obvious answer: our MSW advisors are social workers themselves and have practiced in the field. They offer much insight into planning your social work career!

How often should I be advised?

All MSW students see their advisor at least once a semester. In some cases, students are required to do so to remove academic holds that prevent registration. Simply make an appointment using our online scheduling system by clicking on the link below. Be sure to select the correct advisor to avoid a delay in your appointment. Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. If you are 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you will need to reschedule your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

To better assist our MSW students in a timely manner, we have prepared a list of answers to frequently asked questions:

Your admission status is currently "inactive".

Contact the Office of Admissions and Records at 817-272-3372 prior to scheduling an advising appointment.

If you have NOT yet applied to the University.

Contact the School of Social Work Admissions team at 817-272-1044 prior to scheduling an advising appointment.

If you have applied and NOT been accepted to the University yet.

Contact UTA Graduate Admissions at 817-272-2090 prior to scheduling an advising appointment.

How to schedule an advising appointment.

Please utilize our online scheduler. Click appointment link under your advisor’s name.

Important Graduation Application deadlines.

Visit https://www.uta.edu/records/graduation/deadlines.php.

I'm looking for a step-by-step guide to register classes.

Please visit: https://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/training/mymav/training_students.php.

I received an ERROR message while attempting to register for classes.

Please be sure to check the Course Pre-requisites and Notes to ensure that you have met the requirements of the class. If the problem persists, please send your advisor an email with a screen shot of the problem.

I need to DROP a class.

If you need to DROP a class, please be sure to check the Academic Calendar for important dates. Use the MSW Course Drop/Withdraw Form to request the drop.

How do I check the progress towards my degree?

If you would like to check on the progress toward your degree:

Advising Contacts


Valerie Adame

Valerie Adame
Academic Advisor III
(BSW Students – Last Names A-C and MSW Students A-Ca)

SWCA 319A
Schedule an appointment:
Advisor Appointment

Maresia Davis

Maresia Davis
Academic Advisor III
(MSW Students – Last Names Ce-I)

SWCA 319F
Schedule an appointment:
Advisor Appointment

Toy Howard

Toy Howard
Academic Advisor III
(MSW Students – Last Names J-Phi)

SWCA 319G
Schedule an appointment:
Advisor Appointment

Tiara Thomas

Tiara Thomas
Academic Advisor III
(MSW Students – Last Names Pi-Z)

SWCA 319G
Schedule an appointment:
Advisor Appointment