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. Our MSW graduates are prepared to work with diverse populations and social problems, in a variety of different field settings. They are eligible to sit for the MSW level national exam with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and to apply for L.M.S.W. licensure in most jurisdictions. Click here to learn more about the scope of MSW practice.

The MSW Program at Texas Tech University is accredited with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 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.

Course requirements and time investment for the MSW degree at TTU depend on previous social work education. Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may be eligible for the 2-year standard admission program, while those with an undergraduate degree in social work may be eligible for the 1-year advanced admission  program (part-time schedules are also available for both admission types).

At TTU, standard admission program students begin their course of study in the Fall semester, while students with advanced admission take their first classes in the Summer.  

Want to apply? Click to learn more about the application requirements, process, and deadlines.

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