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Master of Social Work Program


MSW on Campus

Program Overview

Students wanting the benefits of face-to-face interaction with professors and peers have several convenient and flexible options to take course on campus in Arlington or at UTA Fort Worth.  Students can take face-to-face courses as part of a cohort or as a regular matriculating student taking courses offered per semester that are convenient for a busy schedule. Face-to-Face classes are offered weekdays in the daytime and evening.

Arlington Campus

For students wanting to participate in a face-to-face cohort at our Arlington campus, we offer four full-time cohorts.  Two Advanced Standing cohorts start every summer, can be completed in 14 months and MSW students can specialize in Direct Practice with Children and Families or Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Two Traditional cohorts start every fall semester, can be completed in 24 months and MSW students can specialize in Direct Practice with Children and Families or Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Click herefor information about MSW Program Options.

Fort Worth Location    

For students wanting to participate in a face-to-face cohort at our Fort Worth, we offer two full-time cohorts. The Advanced Standing cohort starts every summer and can be completed in 14 months. The Traditional cohort starts every fall semester and can be completed in 24 months. Students in the Fort Worth cohort specialize in Direct Practice with Children and Families and also receive and Administrative Certificate. Click here for information about MSW Program Options at Fort Worth.

How To Apply

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

Benefits of Attending Classes On Campus

  • Attend classes on campus and get involved in UTA’s vibrant campus culture, athletics, internships, and student worker positions and get to know your professors, fellow students and participate in other social activities with more than 300 student organizations.
  • Have a traditional college experience with more than 10,000 UTA students who live on campus or adjacent to campus.
  • 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.
  • UTA is centrally located in the metro area in the city of Arlington between Dallas and Fort Worth, and within walking distance to Dallas Cowboys AT&T stadium, Texas Rangers Ballpark and Six Flags with nearby malls and shopping districts.
  • Our campus spans 420 acres and includes more than 100 buildings, some dating from 1919. In recent years, campus construction projects totaling almost $300 million with new, state-of-the-art facilities have buoyed development in downtown Arlington.
  • 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.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA fifth among national universities for undergraduate ethnic diversity in 2019.
  • UTA Top-tiered research institution; work closely with world renowned professors.
  • 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).
  • On-campus state-of-the art gym, fitness and recreation facility; new west campus housing and dining facilities; and more student choices for face-to-face course selections.
  • Students living on campus are more likely to earn higher GPAs, complete degrees on time, and even pursue advanced degrees. Living on campus keeps students connected 24/7.

Get in Touch

Darlene Santee

Darlene Santee, MSSW
Admissions Coordinator

817-272-5209

Leslie Reyna

Leslie Reyna
Admissions Counselor III

817-272-1475

Dolores Bevins

Dolores Bevins
Administrative Assistant

817-272-1044