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Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership for Foundation and Advanced Students

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Raphael Travis
rtravis@txstate.edu
512.245.2592
Encino Hall, Room 150A


M.S.W. Questions
MSWProgram@txstate.edu

Advisor Support
Elizabeth Ramos
er10@txstate.edu
512.245.2592
Encino Hall, Room 150A

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited MSW Program prepares students for practice in a variety of settings. The program focuses on providing direct practice and administrative services to diverse individuals and families across the lifespan. Program options include on-campus, online, and regular or advanced standing.

Degree Program Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S.W. On Campus for Non-B.S.W. Holders (Foundation/Regular) 62 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S.W. Online for Non-B.S.W. Holders (Foundation/Regular)* 62 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S.W. On Campus for B.S.W. Holders (Advanced) 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S.W. Online for B.S.W. Holders (Advanced)* 36 Non-Thesis No minor

*Online Availability
The online program is offered completely online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning for state authorization information to determine your eligibility to complete the MSW Program online. International students, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall* March 15 March 15
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

*The Fall 2020 deadline has been extended to April 13, 2020.

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline*.
*For Fall 2020, this program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above, including returned Peace Corps Volunteers applying for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

Application

  Review important information about the online application.

  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers applying for the Coverdell Fellowship should check "yes" to the "Coverdell Applicant" question in the application.


Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fees.

  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers applying for the Coverdell Fellowship should upload their official Peace Corps description of service to waive the application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA for B.S.W. Holders (Advanced Applicants) 

  • baccalaureate degree in social work (B.S.W.) with regional and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accreditations, earned within the last ten years
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last two full academic years of study
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate social work courses

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 

Transcripts & GPA for Non-B.S.W. Holders (Foundation/Regular Applicants)

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents & Other Requirements

  • departmental application
  • resume/CV (maximum two pages)
  • statement of purpose
  • possible interview

  Returned Peace Corps Volunteers applying for the Coverdell Fellowship should submit the following:

  • departmental application
  • official Peace Corps description of service
  • resume/CV (list Peace Corps Volunteer work) (maximum two pages)
  • statement of purpose (explicitly mention Peace Corps Volunteer work)
  • possible interview

  Review important information about documents.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.