Social Work

Graduate Program

Master in Social Work

Social Work Students Holding Signs

Texas A&M University - Kingsville MSW Mission Statement

Educate students for clinical/activist generalist practice with the diverse populations and communities of the rurality informed environments of South Texas. The clinical/activist is respectful of traditional help seeking behaviors that acknowledge the spiritual context of traditional family values and language needs of the diverse Mexican heritage families and communities of the bi-national border regions. The program prepares clinical/activist to be lifelong learners and leaders who promote social, economic, political, and environmental justice from a human rights perspective at the local, state, national, and global level.

The TAMUK mission statement is consistent with the social work professions purpose and values. It embodies the generalist social work practice model and dictates the expected outcome professional behaviors of the MSW program graduates.

Master of Social Work Program

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.

 Assessment Data Collected During AY 2023-2024

~ 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