Social Work

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Thank you for your interest in Social Work at Texas Tech University. The Social Work faculty welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our program and the profession.

Our Mission

The Social Work Program at Texas Tech University prepares students to contribute to society through civic participation and professional social work practice. As critical thinkers and self-directed learners, graduates are able to simultaneously use self-awareness and sensitivity to the plight of humankind to promote social justice within our interdependent global community. The program is designed to integrate these fundamentals with the core principles and methods of social work, recognizing the context and consequences of professional practice. Read more about us.

What is Social Work?

Social Work is a profession dedicated to partnering with people to create change. It is set apart from other human-related disciplines by its person-in-environment focus.  That means that social workers have a dual orientation at all times - the individual and the environment. Read more about social work.

Did you know?

Texas Tech University now has an MSW degree program!  Both standard and advanced admission programs are available, as well as full and part-time schedules. Our first cohort of 15 standard admission students began in fall 2015. Our first cohort of advanced admission students will begin in June. You can learn more about the program, including updates on our accreditation status with CSWE here.