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. 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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A New Program & Accreditation

The TTU MSW program has been approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is in the process of accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 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 educational programs and the competence of graduating students. The initial accreditation process for a new social work program takes at least 3 years. 

In February of 2016, the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) granted TTUs MSW program Candidacy status. Students who enter social work degree programs that attain Candidacy status in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation status.  

While the TTU BSW program has been CSWE accredited for decades, there is no guarantee that a program in candidacy will eventually attain  Initial Accreditation.  In other words, Texas Tech University's MSW degree program is going through the process of accreditation with CSWE, but this takes time and a lot of work. Nevertheless, we have every confidence that our program will be accredited in a timely manner.

Graduate Social Work Society

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

 Student Organization Officers

GSWS Officers pictured left to right: Jessica Barlow, Treasurer, Franz Anderson, Vice-President, & Jordan Degelia, 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:

MSW Student Rep Student Rep
Christy Richards Libby Janes


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