The MSW Program
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Texas A&M University-Commerce uses an Advanced Generalist model of social work practice. Students in the program learn to engage in social work practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities.
Advanced Generalist education prepares social workers to function in direct practice with individuals, families and groups, to provide supervision and administration, and to become leaders in their communities. Graduates are taught to do planning, development, and coordination of social service programs. The sequence is organized around field practicum experiences in which students apply classroom knowledge in actual practice settings. Students will be invited to attend an orientation to plan their degree and consider full vs. part time .
Students can go to the Graduate College Site to apply, or you may contact us to have an application packet sent to you.
Email us at Pamela.Hammond@tamuc.edu or call 903-468-3047.
We encourage you to come in & talk with us. We would love to show you our facilities and walk you through possible course sequences to help you get your MSW completed in the most timely manner possible.
For more information, contact:
MSW Program Director
Location: Henderson 310
The application file completion deadline for the Spring semester is October 1. The application file completion deadline for the Summer semester is March 1. The application file completion deadline for the Fall semester is July 1. If you do not have a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, you are only eligible for Spring or Fall admission.
Your admission file will be scored, in part, based on your undergraduate GPA and GRE score, if required. If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, you will receive no GPA points and even though we do not require a minimum score on the GRE, you will receive no GRE points if your GRE score (verbal + quantitative) is below 600. Please be aware that timely completion of your admission file does not guarantee admission to the MSW Program.
Please note that IF the GRE (Graduate Records Examination) is required because of a low undergraduate GPA, you will only be eligible for Conditional/Probationary admission and will not be eligible for Full admission until the completion of 12 graduate semester hours with a 3.0 GPA.
A student who is denied admission to the MSW Program will not be reconsidered for a period of at least one year.
For new MSW students who begin the MSW program effective Fall 2010, click here to view the new MSW Comprehensive Exam information. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Linda Openshaw, MSW Program Director.