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Social Work, MSW

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, TX,
Texas Christian University, Master of Social Work mission is to prepare ethical and competent advanced social work practitioners who promote human rights and economic and social justice with diverse clients in the global community.


Texas Christian University, Master of Social Work

  • Practice with an emphasis on human rights and social justice;
  • Contribute to the social work profession through leadership, administration, and supervision;
  • Competently address human needs, both locally and globally.
  • Mission
    • To prepare ethical and competent advanced social work practitioners who promote human rights and economic and social justice with diverse clients in the global community.
    • The Department of Social Work at TCU began as a part of the Department of Sociology in 1975, supported by Title XX of the Social Security Act. In 1978, the BSW Program achieved full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE) and has been reaccredited every 8 year cycle in 1983, 1991, 1999, and 2007. The MSW Program is expecting final accreditation concurrent with the first graduating class in 2015.
    • The MSW program offers an advanced generalist concentration that will provide you the knowledge and skills needed for effective and autonomous practice with systems of all types and sizes. MSW graduates will demonstrate increased skill and leadership in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating across multiple system levels, including practice with individuals, groups, communities and societies.
    • The graduates will address complex and changing practice environments in settings from clinical work with individuals and families to macro practice in national policy analysis. We will prepare MSW practitioners for direct and indirect interventions that are client-centered, problem-focused, and research-based. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to choose electives in the specialization areas of health/mental health or children and families.
    • The faculty created a curriculum recognizing the diverse interests of students pursuing a career in social work. The advanced standing and traditional programs are only offered on a full-time basis only. Our foundation-year curriculum, with its emphasis on generalist knowledge, values, and skills of social work practice, prepares you for advanced study. Our concentration-year curriculum coursework, which allows you to select electives in your area of interest, will help you develop strategies to meet the needs of diverse clients and communities. Students enter the program in the Fall semester only.

    The TCU Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is a program that began admitting students in the Fall 2013. The program is focused on preparing Advanced Generalist practitioners to:

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Professional Foundation
    • Micro Practice
    • Social Welfare Policies and Services
    • Macro Practice
    • Diversity & Social Justice
    • Perspectives of Mental Health Practice
    • Advanced Practice
    • Applied Evaluation Research
    • Administration and Management

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Average part-time duration 48 months
      • Intensity Flexible
      • Part-time variant
    • Credits
      60 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • The traditional MSW requires 60 credit hours and is only available as a full-time course of study.
    • Prior degree: students accepted for the MSW traditional program must have completed a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) reflecting a liberal arts foundation from an accredited college or university
    • GPA: applicants should have strong academic preparation as demonstrated by an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework
    • Course prerequisites: applicants must have one college-level course in each of the following: statistics, sociology, and psychology before registering for the first semester in the MSW Program
    • References
    • Interview
    • Petition for Academic Exception

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      29340 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 29340 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      29340 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 29340 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Fort Worth

    • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
      Living Costs

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