Social Work

MSW-Social Work

The Master of Social Work program at Texas A&M University-Commerce is designed to meet the educational needs of advanced level social workers. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). All MSW graduates are eligible to sit for the State of Texas LMSW licensure testing. The program follows an advanced generalist practice model. Courses in the MSW program are offered evenings and weekends to accommodate working students. 

Students transferring from another MSW program are required to sign a release of information form; which will be used to communicate with the previous MSW program.

Social Work Admission Packet

Departmental Website

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • A. Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BSW program within six (6) years of their planned start and whose GPA is 3.0 or greater in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, will be considered for Advanced Standing.  Applicants who meet these criteria (CSWE accredited BSW degree and 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work) only need to complete application for admission and steps 1-3 above.

    B. Applicants with a bachelor's degree (non-BSW) from an accredited college, university, or equivalent institution, a BSW from a non-CSWE accredited program, or having earned a BSW with less than a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours undergraduate work, in addition to completing steps 1-3 above must also submit:

    a. Official GRE scores,
    b. Three (3) current recommendations:

    • References must be submitted on reference form with a hand-written signature,
    • References from co-workers, family, or friends are not acceptable, 
    • References must be less than one year old at the time of the admission review,
    • References forms must be completed and submitted by the person providing the reference.  References submitted by the student will not be accepted.

    c. Current Resume (less than one year old at time of the admission review)
    d. Current Professional Narrative Statement (less than one year old at time of the admission review)

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university, or

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

MSW Admission File completion deadlines are as follows:

Summer 2018          March 1, 2018

Fall 2018                  July 5, 2018

Spring 2019             November 1, 2018