Social Work

Sara and Julie at Grace CampusPhelps & Morrow at alumni banquetPancake BreakfastMSW Kickoff 2SWSO making hygiene bags for homelessSWSO 1SWSO 1SWSO builds wall for homeless shelterMSW kickoff 2


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.

Program News

  • Social Work Student Organization (SWSO) next volunteer opportunity October 24th
  • MSW Student form Graduate Social Work Society organization
  • MSW Program Kicks Off!
  • Expansion of Program Space Complete
  • Students Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Welcome to New Social Work Faculty Members
  • Students Chosen for Congressional Internships
  • Students and Faculty Provide Service at Free Medical Clinic

Seeking Applicants for Assistant Professor of Social Work

The TTU Social Work Program is expanding and is currently seeking applicants for Assistant Professor of Social Work to begin fall 2016. Essential requirements include an earned doctorate in social work or related field, an MSW from a CSWE accredited program, two years post-MSW social work practice experience, and eligibility for social work licensure in Texas. ABD candidates whose doctorate will be completed before the start of fall 2016 semester will be considered. We are especially interested in candidates with teaching experience in social work research and evaluation methods and/or social welfare policy. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of scholarly publication and/or external funding. See more information.