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Employment of social workers is expected to grow 13% between 2019 and 2029.

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

For students studying social work at TCU, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. Undergraduate and graduate students put their skills to use on campus and in the field by providing services, coordinating events and experiencing meaningful research first-hand.

The median income for social workers is $50,470 per year.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Social work majors complete a year-long field placement as part of their academic program, which provides rich opportunities to gain experience in their area of interest. Many students also volunteer or participate in internships with local community organizations to gain additional experience in population-specific settings. Although many students continue onto advanced standing master of social work programs immediately after graduation, planning to begin your career can greatly benefit from volunteering with community organizations for professional development and networking opportunities.

Clinical social worker ranks #86 in the 100 best jobs.

U.S. News & World Report


Center for Career and Professional Development

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your career consultant, who will help you find and prepare for a rewarding career in your chosen field. Whether you’re applying to graduate school or preparing for a job interview, your career counselor can help.

Take advantage of everything career services has to offer:

  • Assessments and Self-Discovery Tools
  • Resume/Cover Letter Development
  • Employment and Internship Search Strategies
  • Interview Preparation
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Professional Development

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences Career Consultant: 

Amanda Duvall,,  817-257-2222

Center for Career & Professional Development


MSW Graduate Outcome Data

Based on our strong relationships in the north Texas community and the excellent reputation of the TCU Department of Social Work, our graduates stand out in the job market. Graduates can pursue careers in a variety of settings including health care, mental health, children and families, school social work, criminal justice, politics, aging, and many others.

Class # Students # Students Completed % of Students Completed
2019 Advanced Standing 7 7 100%
2019 Traditional 10 9 90%
2020 Advanced Standing 6 5 83%
2020 Traditional 6 6 100%


MSW Licensure

As a requirement of the department, all students sit for the Texas State Licensing Examination prior to graduation. Our MSW students take the licensure exam in their final semester of the program and can be licensed as an LMSW in Texas. Licensing may be transferable to other states. Additional information can be found about licensure at the Texas Department of State Health Services website at:

Class # Taking Exam # Passing Exam Pass Rate
2019 16 11 69%
2020 11 11 100%