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Master of Social Work Degree (MSW)

Tuition waivers make a TCU MSW more accessible than you may think

Achieve your professional goals sooner with our 9-month full-time advanced standing program

Our graduate program boasts a 100% pass rate on the state licensing exam (LMSW)*


If you have already earned an undergraduate social work degree (BSW) or are interested in joining the social work profession, TCU’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is for you.


Why TCU Social Work?

TCU’s MSW program offers smaller class sizes, courses instructed by outstanding faculty, high quality advising and mentoring, and a personal approach to field education to provide you with an excellent social work education experience. Our flexible program also allows students to complete the program on a part-time basis through individualized degree plans.

Graduates of our program go on to work in well-regarded public and non-profit organizations, and they become leaders in their field.

And don’t forget that TCU is rated as one of the top 100 universities in the United States offering outstanding facilities, resources, and a vibrant and engaging campus culture.

TCU also offers a variety of options to lower the cost of program attendance including tuition reductions, the ability to earn a stipend as a graduate research assistant, and the availability of internships that offer stipends and tuition assistance.

Additional Information about the admissions process is available on the Social Work Graduate Resources page.

Our Program

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, our program prepares advanced-generalist practitioners to practice independently and effectively in a variety of settings with diverse client populations that include individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. We offer advanced standing and traditional program options. Additionally, students can select from one of two specializations: 1) health and mental health and 2) children and families.


Advanced Standing Program

This 30-hour program option is for those who have already earned a BSW from a CSWE-accredited program. Enrolled full time as an advanced standing student, you can complete this program in nine months. Click below to see our advanced standing program curriculum and admission requirements.

Advanced Standing MSW


Traditional Program

This 60-hour program is for those who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than social work. Enrolled as a full-time student, you can complete this program in two years taking classes during fall and spring semesters. Click below to see our traditional program curriculum and admission requirements.

Traditional MSW


Dual Degrees with Brite Divinity School

Brite Divinity School, in collaboration with the TCU Department of Social Work, offers dual degrees that pair an MSW with a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (M.A.T.M), Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S), or Master of Divinity (M.Div.).



Looking to transfer to TCU? We accept up to 9 credit hours from other CSWE-accredited graduate programs. For additional information about our curriculum, see our course catalog.

Interested in Applying?

The TCU MSW program application for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open. Our priority admissions deadline is February 8, 2021. Our final admissions deadline is March 29, 2021.

*For admissions questions regarding Spring 2020 grades impacted by COVID-19:

Apply Contact Us! MSW Frequently Asked Questions


Meet with Admissions Coordinator              More info session dates coming soon…


*2020 cohort only