About TCU Social Work
If you are passionate about serving your community and making a difference in people’s lives, you have come to the right place. For over 40 years, the TCU Department of Social Work has educated professional social workers to address many of the serious social problems facing our global community. We are a values-driven program that will provide you with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to achieve your professional goals.
Our mission and departmental values direct everything we do as social work educators and researchers:
To prepare ethical and competent advanced social work practitioners who promote human rights and economic and social justice with diverse clients in the global community.
Excellence, Social justice, Collegiality, Community Engagement, and Student Focus
The TCU Department of Social Work offers a personal, student-focused learning experience. We do this is through smaller class sizes taught mostly by full-time faculty. Faculty also engage with students as academic advisors, research mentors, and as advisors to students organizations. Through all of these interactions, we learn more about you, what drives you to be a social worker, and how we can support you achieving your professional goals. Another place where we shine is our field education program. With students completing almost 500 hours of internship in our undergraduate program and 900 hours in our master’s program, we maximize the learning opportunity of field placements by tailoring field placements to student needs and professional goals.
Both our undergraduate BSW and graduate MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and all of our faculty are licensed social workers. Follow the links below to learn more about our undergraduate BSW degree program, our graduate MSW program, and dual degrees that pair an MSW with a master of arts in theology and ministry, master of theological studies, or master of divinity. For those interested in a career in higher education and research, you can learn more about Harris College’s Health Sciences Ph.D. below as well.