Texas Tech University

Master of Social Work

Welcome to the Master of Social Work Program at Texas Tech University! This program uses an Advanced Generalist approach to MSW practice, with a focus on health and well-being. Learn more about social work practice at the Master's Level. Course requirements for the MSW degree at TTU depend on previous social work education; those students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than social work may be eligible for the Standard admission program, while those with an undergraduate degree in social work may be eligible for the Advanced admission  program.

  • For more information about how to apply to the MSW program click here.
  • Full and part-time schedules are available for each program.
  • Students in the Standard admission program begin classes in the Fall.
  • Students in the Advanced admission program begin classes in the Summer.
  • Priority deadline is January 15th for all MSW applicants to submit all applicable application materials, including financial aid to be considered for the next academic year.
  • Applications open September 1st for all MSW Degree Programs.
  • NOTE: MSW students cannot begin in the spring semester
  • See Sample Curriculum


More information about this and much more can be found in the MSW Student Handbook.

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MSW Program & Accreditation

The MSW Program at Texas Tech University has been approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

In February of 2018, the CSWE Commission on Accreditation granted Initial Accreditation to the MSW Program through February 2022.  CSWE oversees all Social Work Education Program sites and program delivery methods in the United States. Accreditation with the CSWE provides reasonable assurance of the quality of Social Work Education Programs and the competence of graduating students.

Graduate Social Work Society

All social work graduate students are invited to become involved with GSWS. Please contact Shelby Williams, President, for more information. 

 Student Organization Officers

GSWS Officers pictured left to right: Matthew Leber, Vice President, Karlie Scott, Treasurer, & Shelby Williams, President.

Student Representation

While students are invited to share thoughts and concerns with faculty at any time, the MSW Program encourages formal student participation in the governance of the program through a student representative. Students may share, anonymously if they wish, concerns and questions with program faculty through the student representative. For more information on becoming a student representative or the election process, please refer to the MSW Student Handbook.

The current representatives are:


Social Work