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.

Degree Requirements

  1. A 3.0 graduate GPA (including a B or better in field courses).
  2. A passing score on the Social Work Comprehensive Examination.
  3. 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.
SWK 501Generalist Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups3
SWK 503Generalist Practice with Groups, Organizations, and Communities3
SWK 511Human Behavior in the Social Environment I3
SWK 513Human Behavior in the Social Environment II3
SWK 521Foundation of Social Welfare Policy3
SWK 531Research for Practice3
SWK 541Social Justice for Oppressed Populations3
SWK 553Field Foundations Practicum *3
Includes a one hour weekly seminar and 260 hours at field agency.
Concentration Courses (33 semester hours)
SWK 505Advanced Generalist Practice with Individuals3
SWK 506Advanced Generalist Practice with Families3
SWK 507Organizations, Communities, and Social Policy3
SWK 508Social Work Supervision and Administration3
SWK 509Advanced Generalist Practice with Small Groups3
SWK 510Clinical Practice in Mental Health3
SWK 554Advanced Generalist Practice Field Practicum (6 semester hours required ) *3-6
Includes a one hour weekly seminar and 500-640 hours at a field agency.
SWK 590Research Methods in Advanced Social Work Practice3
SWK 595Research Techniques in Data Analysis for Social Work (3 semester hours required)3
Electives: 3 semester hours from the following
SWK 512Business Practices3
SWK 514Social Work and the Law3
SWK 592Study Abroad3
SWK 597Special Topics3
Total Hours57

Grade of "B" or better required for SWK 553 and SWK 554.

Note:  Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.

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