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Social Work - Online (BSW and non-BSW Holders)

School of Social Work

The following options are currently available on ApplyTexas for Social Work:

  • Fall 2014: Social Work Administrative Leadership - Online
  • Spring 2015: Social Work Advanced Administrative Leadership - Online

Degree Option Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
MSW *Administrative Leadership - Online 62 hours Non-Thesis No minor
MSW **ADVANCED Administrative Leadership - Online 36 hours Non-Thesis No minor

**Must have BSW

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
*Fall Semester (Administrative Leadership - Online) June 15 June 1
**Spring Semester (ADVANCED Administrative Leadership - Online) October 15 October 1

Graduate course descriptions for this program may be viewed online in the Graduate Catalog.

**The School of Social Work reviews completed applications on a rolling basis and usually fills all openings in a program prior to the deadline posted above. It is advantageous to the applicant to apply as soon as possible. Once the program has reached capacity for a given semester, it will no longer be available on the ApplyTexas website. Applicants will be required to submit a new application and fee for admission consideration for future semesters.

Online Information
This program is taught exclusively online. For students residing outside of Texas and not planning on relocating to the state, please visit http://www.distancelearning.txstate.edu/ before applying.

MSW Program Coordinator

Dr. Angela Ausbrooks
Health Professions Building 165

Please direct admission questions to the coordinator below: 

MSW Admissions Coordinator

Dr. Carla Ackerson
Health Professions Building 231G

MSW Online Questions socialworkonline@txstate.edu

Application and Application Fee

Please apply online through the ApplyTexas Application and allow 2 working days for the application to be received by Texas State.

The required non-refundable $40.00 application fee can be submitted with credit/debit card information during the application process. If preferred, applicants may submit a non-refundable $40.00 application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency) made payable to Texas State. The mailing address is listed below.

Please Note: Students who change their admission status must pay the fee associated with the new application. Degree-seeking students changing majors and/or seeking multiple degrees are required to complete a new application and pay the $40 fee.

An additional international evaluation fee of $50.00 (U.S. currency) is required if the application is considered for admission based on foreign credentials.

Note: Applicants may apply beginning in August for the following school year. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15 for the following year. The application review process will continue on a rolling basis until the cohort is full and the waiting list is robust. Consequently, the earlier an applicant applies, the better his or her chance of being admitted.

Transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement

Applicants who are a Texas State University degree recipient or are currently enrolled at Texas State need to request transcripts for any coursework NOT listed on the Texas State transcript.  The Graduate College will provide the Texas State transcripts.

Applicants who are not Texas State University degree recipients or are not currently enrolled at Texas State must submit one official transcript from each four-year college or university attended.  If your prior college or university does not send transcripts electronically, these transcripts must be mailed directly from the university or college attended or submitted in a sealed university envelope with the university registrar's signature on the back of the envelope to the following address:.

Texas State University
The Graduate College
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

APPLICANTS TO THE ADVANCED ONLINE PROGRAM:  All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited CSWE program.  A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned at a four-year college or university before receipt of a Bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is required.  A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on last two full academic years of study prior to application is required.

APPLICANTS TO THE ONLINE PROGRAM:  All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.  A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate semester hours of letter-grade work earned at a four-year college or university before receipt of a Bachelor's (plus any previously completed graduate or professional work) is required.

Applicants need to have demonstrated successful completion (within the last 6 years) of course content in statistics and human biology.

Applicants who have not yet graduated with a bachelor’s degree should send the transcript with the most recently completed semester’s grades.  The Graduate College will only calculate an applicant’s GPA after the last long (Spring or Fall) semester of coursework prior to graduation has been completed.  For example: Applicants who apply for a program that will begin Fall 2016 and expect to graduate in May 2016 should send transcripts with the Fall 2015 grades.  If transcripts are submitted without this information, applicants will be notified and the application will not be considered complete until the updated transcript has been received.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Requirement

The Social Work program does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). However, applicants may submit GRE scores to strengthen the application.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)/International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

All international applicants (non-U.S. citizens) must fulfill the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirement as identified in the “Admission Documents” section of the graduate catalog. Fluency in reading, speaking, and writing English is expected of all accepted students. In order to be eligible for admission into this program, international applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 78 (iBT) or higher or IELTS (Academic) – 6.5 or higher with minimum individual module score of 6.0.

  • iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) - 78 overall
  • IELTS (Academic) – 6.5 or higher with minimum individual module score of 6.0

Additional Application Requirements




Please visit http://www.socialwork.txstate.edu/programs/graduate.html for more information regarding this program.

International applicants, please visit the International Student web page for other admission requirements that may apply to this program.