Social Work

Graduate Program

Master in Social Work

"Hands Across Cultures: Social Work in Action"

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Clinical/Activist MSW program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville prepares graduates for advanced social work practice with the diverse populations and social service settings in the rural U.S./Mexico border and outlining regions. The MSW degree program will prepare students to function in a variety of Social Work and/or Social Service settings. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the master’s level social work examination in Texas; however, requirements may vary in other states.

Applicants to both MSW tracks (see below) must apply to the university and meet all requirements for admission. Applicants must also meet specific MSW program admissions requirements. See the "Admission to MSW" link to the left for additional information. All applicants are initially accepted conditionally, as they must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the first semester to maintain admission without stipulation.

Applicants may choose two tracks of MSW study:

Regular Track

  • For applicants who have a bachelor's degree in something other than social work or a BSW from a non-accredited university.
  • Take one year of courses focused on foundation content.
  • Take one year of courses focused on clinical/activist social work content.

Advanced Standing Track

  • For applicants who have a BSW from a CSWE accredited university.
  • Must have taken human biology (3 cr), introduction to psychology (3 cr), introduction to sociology (3 cr), and statistics (3 cr).
  • Must have minimum GPA of 3.0 within past 5 years
  • Must obtain BSW by the end of the Spring semester prior to starting the MSW program.
  • Take one year of courses focused on clinical/activist social work content.


~ MSW Alumni Spotlight ~

The High Reliability Organization theme of the month for November is “Respect for People”. The HRO Value of Respect for People also means everyone feels they can share information with the goal of improving patient care which was demonstrated in the actions taken by Social Work Service, Ms. Leticia Fox, and Ms. Eva Moya. Congratulations! See their Safety Story below!

Ms. Eva Moya is a graduate of TAMUK and an adjunct instructor in the SCWK program!

 November 2022 Safety Poster