Social Work MSW
The Master of Social Work program at Texas A&M University-Commerce is designed to meet the educational needs of advanced level social workers. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work education (CSWE). All MSW graduates are eligible to sit for the State of Texas LMSW licensure testing. The program follows an advanced generalist practice model. Courses in the MSW program are offered days and evenings at the Main Campus in Commerce; Mesquite Metroplex Campus and Collin Higher Education Center.
- A 3.0 graduate GPA (including a B or better in field courses).
- A passing score on the Social Work Comprehensive Examination.
- Submission of a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline published each semester in the Schedule of Classes.
Program Scope and Sequence
Master of Social Work in Social Work - Option II Non-Thesis
|Foundation Courses (24 semester hours)|
|Students who enter the program without a CSWE-accredited BSW must complete all foundation courses prior to enrolling in concentration courses. The social work elective can be taken at anytime.|
|At this time, Foundation courses are only offered at the Mesquite Metroplex Center.|
|SWK 501||Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups||3|
|SWK 503||Generalist Practice with Groups, Organizations, and Communities||3|
|SWK 511||Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||3|
|SWK 513||Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||3|
|SWK 521||Foundation of Social Welfare Policy||3|
|SWK 531||Research for Practice||3|
|SWK 541||Social Justice for Oppressed Populations||3|
|SWK 553||Field Foundations Practicum *||3|
Includes a one hour weekly seminar and 260 hours at field agency.
|Concentration Courses (36 semester hours)|
|SWK 505||Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals||3|
|SWK 506||Advanced Generalist Practice with Families||3|
|SWK 507||Organizations, Communities, and Social Policy||3|
|SWK 508||Social Work Supervision and Administration||3|
|SWK 509||Advanced Generalist Practice with Small Groups||3|
|SWK 510||Clinical Practice in Mental Health||3|
|SWK 554||Advanced Generalist Practice Field Practicum (9 semester hours required ) *||3-6|
Includes a one hour weekly seminar and 160-260 hours at a field agency.
|SWK 590||Research Methods in Advanced Social Work Practice||3|
|SWK 595||Research Literature and Techniques (3 semester hours required)||3|
|SWK 597||Special Topics||3|
Grade of "B" or better required for SWK 553 and SWK 554.
Note: Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.