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Master of Social Work Degree (MSW)

With available tuition waivers, a TCU MSW is more accessible than you may think

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. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, our program prepares advanced-generalist practitioners to practice independently in a variety of settings with diverse client populations that include individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates of our program go on to work in well-regarded public and non-profit organizations and they become leaders in their field.


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.

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.

If you have any questions about TCU’s MSW program or the application process, please fill out our MSW Inquiry Form or  email us at Additional Information about the admissions process is available on the Social Work Graduate Resources page.


Our program

We are an advanced generalist program that equips students to practice effectively in complex environments. 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 advance 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 such as psychology, criminal justice, child development, and education. Enrolled as a full-time student, you can complete this program in less than two years taking classes during fall and spring semesters. Click below to see our traditional program curriculum and admission requirements.

Traditional MSW



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?

We accept applications each year beginning September 1 for enrollment the following fall semester. The TCU MSW program priority deadline for Fall 2020 admissions is February 10, 2020 and our final deadline is April 6, 2020.

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