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Master of Social Work (MSW)

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

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

Students can benefit from hybrid curricular options, tailored to your needs

Some paid internships may be available for priority deadline applicants


Why TCU Social Work?

TCU’s MSW program offers:

  • smaller class sizes
  • courses instructed by outstanding faculty
  • high quality advising and mentoring
  • personal approach to field education to provide you with an excellent social work education experience
  • tuition reduction
  • graduate research assistantships
  • internships that offer stipends and tuition assistance
  • individualized degree plans for part-time students
  • NO GRE required for admissions

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.


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.


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.


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 10 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 2023-2024 academic year will open on September 1, 2022.  The deadline for priority admission is February 6, 2023. Our second deadline is March 27, 2023.

Please note that we only admit students for fall semesters.

Apply Now

“Interested in learning more? We will promptly answer any MSW program and admissions questions if you email us at If you have a lot of questions, or if you just want to learn more, you can request a sign-up link for an info session with our MSW program director by sending your request to”

Our hybrid program option adds flexibility for students in the Concentration year of the program, whether they are enrolled as Traditional or Advanced Standing students. MSW students will have the option of taking anywhere between 0-4 courses in an asynchronous online modality in their Concentration year, based upon their schedules, needs, and learning goals. If you’re interested in learning more about our hybrid option, reach out to for more information!