Texas Tech University

MSW Admissions

Standard Admissions

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Standard admission is primarily for those prospective students who have earned a bachelor's degree in a field other than social work or for those whose BSW was obtained longer than 5 years ago. Applicants have the options of applying as a full-time or a part-time student. Students will begin this program in the fall semester1

The standard program requires 59 hours of graduate student credit. Students typically complete the full time program in 2 years or the part time program in 4 years. For students in the part-time program, classes will be scheduled to minimize time away from employment, to the extent possible; however, this will depend on faculty and facility availability. See the sample curriculums.

Advanced Admissions

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Advanced admission is for those who have earned a BSW from a CSWE-accredited social work program or an approved international social work program during the past 5 years. Applicants may choose to apply as a full-time or part-time student. Students will begin this program in the Summer1.

The advanced program requires 32 hours of graduate student credit. Students will typically complete the full time program in 1 year or the part time program in 2 years. For students in the part-time program, classes will be scheduled to minimize time away from employment, to the extent possible; however, this will depend on faculty and facility availability. See the sample curriculums.

1MSW students cannot begin in the spring semester.

For priority consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than 
January 15th.
Prospective students should refer to the TTU Graduate School Admissions.
For further questions about applications and admissions process, contact Adrienne Scales, Senior Advisor for Social Work.

Social Work