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Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

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The Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) at Angelo State University prepares students for advanced social work practice. Those who receive this advanced social work degree may work in the medical, mental health, and educational fields, providing support as therapists, healthcare social workers, school social workers, and clinical social workers.

An M.S.W. at Angelo State University is offered on-campus and online. Advance standing students can earn their degree in one year. Traditional track students will complete their M.S.W. in two years. 

Our master’s degree program is built on an advanced generalist practice perspective, and is consistent with expected social work job growth in the next few years.

All prospective M.S.W. students must follow the admission requirements below in addition to the admission requirements based on their track selected. *Acceptance is determined by the amount of available space.

As of June 2020, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) granted Angelo State University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program Candidacy status. Students enrolled in the MSW program are eligible to sit for the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners’ licensing exam upon graduation. Full accreditation of the MSW program is slated for June 2022.

  • Highlights

    Advanced Generalist Practice

    • 33 Semester credit hour degree program for the Advanced-Standing Track
    • 63 Semester credit hour degree program for the Traditional Track
    • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA
    • No GRE

    • No campus visit, reference letters, or professional narrative required.

  • Deadlines

    Please note that applications including all supporting documents, must be completed by the listed deadline.

    Applications dates have been extended due to COVID-19 

    Follow the steps listed in Admission requirements below. 

    Accepting Applications
    for Fall 2020 

       

    Last day to Apply

    Now Open   August 10th, 2020

M.S.W. Admissions

  • Admissions Requirements

    Regular Admission Status

    • GPA of 2.75 and higher of undergraduate college coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Current graduate student applicants who seek to transfer and are in good standing with their current academic institution will be accepted unconditionally.
    • *No GRE, reference letters, or professional narrative required.

    Probationary Admission Status

    • GPA of 2.0 to 2.74 hours of college undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Current graduate student applicants who seek to transfer and are in good standing with their current academic institution will be accepted.
    • *Probationary status students must make a 3.00 (on a 4 point scale) G.P.A. during their first semester and maintain a 3.00 G.P.A. once admitted into the MSW program.
    • *No GRE, reference letters, or professional narrative required.

    Advanced Standing Track Admissions

    • B.S.W. degree from a CSWE-accredited institution.
    • Complete the Graduate School and M.S.W. applications
    • ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS sent to the Angelo State University Graduate School
    • No GRE required or additional requirements
    • Acceptance is contingent upon the program’s amount of available space

    Traditional Track Admissions

    • Non-B.S.W. degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Complete the Graduate School and M.S.W. applications
    • ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS sent to the Angelo State University Graduate School
    • No GRE required or additional requirements
    • Acceptance is contingent upon the program’s amount of available space
  • Getting Started

    Step # 1 Get started with Graduate Studies Admissions by Completing the Graduate Application for Admission (Apply Texas) with application fee. * Our MSW program does NOT have a Essay Requirement for the Apply Texas Application.

    Step #2  Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to
    graduate.studies@angelo.edu or mailed to:
    Angelo State University
    ASU Station #11025
    San Angelo, Texas 76909

    Step #3 Get accepted to the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program by Completing the Online MSW Application 

M.S.W. Field Education 

  • M.S.W. Field Education Requirements

    You will be responsible to research, locate and initiate your site/placement, but will be supported in this process by our M.S.W. Field Director.

    • All Advanced Standing students will be required to complete 500 hours of Field Education taking place over the spring and summer semesters during your one-year degree plan.

    • All Traditional Track students will be required to complete 900 hours of Field Education.  Traditional Track students will complete 400 hours during the summer and fall, after you have completed the first year curriculum of fall and spring semesters.  Traditional Track students will complete 500 hours of Field Education during your last year in the program, taking place over the spring and summer semesters.

    • All Advanced Standing and Traditional Track students must attend the Field Education Orientation on campus at ASU, even if you are in the on-line curriculum track.  Failure to attend the Field Education will result in you not being admitted into Field Education.

    • No students will be allowed to graduate from the program if the Field Education hours are not completed satisfactorily.

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Degree Details

  • No GRE Required

  • Our M.S.W. program is offered On-Campus and Online.

  • Advance Standing M.S.W. students can earn their degree in as little as one year. 33 semester credit hours.

  • Traditional Track M.S.W. students will earn their degree in two years. 63 semester credit hours.

  • Students with a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited University or 
    B.S.W. Degree from a CSWE Accredited program older than five years can earn a M.S.W. degree in two years. See Traditional Program Admissions Requirements

M.S.W. Deadlines

Now accepting applications for Fall 2020

Last day to apply:
August 10, 2020

Applications including all supporting documents, must be completed by the listed deadline.


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