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Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The UTSA Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students for advanced social work practice. Graduates work in professional positions serving diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students graduating from the program demonstrate a commitment to cultural competence, multidimensional contextual practice, social responsibility, and transformative social work. 


The Department of Social Work hosts top-tier researchers and educators focused on empowering our students to be transformative culturally competent social workers. Our accredited program offers a Master in Social Work degree for part-time or full-time students. We offer primarily evening classes, with some day classes, to provide options for students with a variety of schedules.Our program vision: Serve as catalysts for transformative culturally competent social work.Our program mission: Educate transformative culturally competent social workers.We are proud of our community partnerships in San Antonio and beyond, which create a wide range of possibilities for student practicum experiences. In addition to engaging with the community, students engage with dedicated faculty and with one another through campus organizations. On the state licensing exam, students and alumni from our program have a passing rate that is significantly higher than the national passage rate. Our alumni are transforming lives and organizations in San Antonio and across the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Social Problems and Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  •  Generalist Social Work Practice
  •  Social Work Research
  •  Global Context of Social Work
  •  Advanced Social Work Research: Practice and Program Evaluation
  •  Foundations of Social Work I
  •  Foundations of Social Work II
  •  Foundation Field Practicum I and Integrative Seminar
  •  Foundation Field Practicum II and Integrative Seminar
  •  Advanced Field Practicum III and Integrative Seminar
  •  Advanced Field Practicum IV and Integrative Seminar
  •  Advanced Social Work Methods: Individuals
  •  Advanced Social Work Methods: Groups
  •  Advanced Social Work Methods: Policy Practice and Advocacy
  •  Multidimensional Assessment
  •  Advanced Social Work Methods: Community Practice
  •  Culturally Competent Practice with Diverse Populations
  •  Advanced Social Work Methods: Children and Families
  •  Transformational Leadership in Social Work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • A completed graduate application form submitted to the UTSA Graduate School, including official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • A narrative statement addressing interest in and fit with the UTSA MSW program, not to exceed 1250 words (approximately five pages)
  • Three department recommendation forms completed by professionals familiar with the applicant’s preparation for graduate social work education;
  • Department forms documenting prior professional and volunteer experiences and academic preparation in the liberal arts;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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