8 months
14829 USD/year
14829 USD/year
7467 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work program at Tarleton State University prepares you to make an impact in the quality of life for others, while helping you advance your social work career. As an advanced practitioner in Social Work, you will rely upon a variety of theoretical perspective apply real-world interventions at all levels of practice.


The program's nationally-recognized professors will leverage their combined 70 years in the Social Work field to provide you with context through real-world examples, theoretical applications, case studies, and field experiences.

About the program

The Social Work program at Tarleton State University will prepare you with the knowledge, self-awareness, and experience you need to thrive in the field of Social Work. Designed for working adults, all coursework is offered in the evening, online, or hybrid courses. Our program faculty are passionate about social work and all related subject matter; as such, they love to share that passion with students.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the MSW program will be able to:

  • Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly,
  • Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice,
  • Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments,
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice,
  • Advance human rights, and social and economic justice,
  • Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research,
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, 
  • Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being, and to deliver effective social work service
  • Respond to contexts that shape practice, and
  • Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Career Opportunities

Alumni of our program are qualified to be employed in a variety of settings, including both public and private programs such as:

  • Medical Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Family Counselor
  • Child Welfare Case Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Clinical Mental Health Social Worker
  • Community Agency Leadership Coordinator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Organization Integrative Seminar 
  • Community and Organization Practice
  • Social Policy & Policy Analysis
  • Service Learning
  • Social Justice and Disparities
  • Community Organization Field Placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • March 1: priority deadline


30 SCH
  • 30 credits (B.S.W. with Advanced Standing)
  • 60 credits (Foundation)



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit online graduate admissions application
  • 3 references
  • Resume
  • Pay a $50 non-refundable processing fee
  • Submit a statement of purpose of 600 words or less
  • A transcript evaluation must be completed by an approved agency which includes all previous academic course work, as well as a complete description of courses and overall GPA (course-by-course evaluation)
  • International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as a part of the application process
  • Required of students studying on-campus, in the U.S. only: To obtain a Form I-20 for your studies at Tarleton, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funding
  • If you choose to stay in one of our Residence Halls, fill out the Housing Application
  • Medical Information

Tuition Fee

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    14829 USD/year
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  • National

    14829 USD/year
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  • In-State

    7467 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7467 USD per year during 8 months.


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