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. Full and part-time schedules are available for each program. Students in the standard program begin classes in the fall; advanced admission students begin in summer. All requirements for applications should be completed prior to the respective deadlines:
Jan 15 for financial aid
Jan 15 for International Students applying for either Standard or Advanced MSW
March 15 for Advanced MSW application
April 1 for Standard MSW application
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.
GSWS Officers pictured left to right: Matthew Leber, Vice President, Karlie Scott, Treasurer, & Shelby Williams, President.
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: