Prospective Students

MS Social Work

We appreciate and welcome your interest in the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Program with the School of Social Work at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The program is considered to be one of the best in the State of Texas and prides itself by graduating some of the best professionals in the field. Whether your academic background is in social work or another field, our MSSW program will prepare you to for tomorrow’s work force using ground-breaking research and theoretical frameworks. For more information on the MSSW Program click here.

MSSW Admission Application 
Along with the other program requirements listed below, please fill out and submit the Application for Admission - Master of Science in Social Work Program to the School of Social Work.

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree. (Instructions)
  • Writing Sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources. (Reference Form)
  • Verified successful completion of a course in basic statistics.

Advanced (33-hour program):

  • Online application at www.applytexas.org. The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are non‐refundable.
  • Clear admission to the UTRGV Graduate College.
  • BSW from a CSWE accredited program.
  • 3.2 GPA or higher, in social work core undergraduate courses.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree. (Instructions)
  • Writing sample.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources. (Reference Form)
  • Verified successful completion of a course in basic statistics.