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MSW in Social Work

The Social Work Program at the University of Texas at Arlington prepares students to practice effectively and ethically with the full range of social systems, emphasizing evidence-informed practice, a strengths approach, diversity, social justice, empowerment, and a critical thinking perspective.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: January, May, August
Tuition Fee: $20,620 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States

The Social Work program at The University of Texas at Arlington prepares students who understand the global and organizational contexts of social work practice and who are prepared to assume the responsibility for leadership positions, as well as engaging in life long-learning.

Upon graduation from the MSW Program, students will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in their chosen concentration and specialty across in each of the nine Competencies developed by the Council on Social Work Education, as indicated below.


In the MSW program students prepare for advanced level positions with specializations in either direct clinical practice with families and children, mental health and substance abuse, aging, or health, or in community and administrative practice.

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • Economics of social issues
  • Topics in women’s and gender studies
  • Diverse populations

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