Texas State University - San Marcos Online MSW Program

The Texas State University San Marcos School of Social Work offers a part-time and full-time online MSW program with a concentration in Administrative Leadership for both traditional and advanced standing students. The online MSW program uses the same curriculum and syllabi as Texas State’s on-campus MSW program. The traditional standing program requires the completion of 62 credits], and the advanced standing track which requires the completion of 36 credits] to complete. The advanced standing track requires students to have earned a bachelor of social work from a CSWE accredited undergraduate program.

Texas State’s online MSW program requires the completion of 900 hours of field education for traditional standing students and 540 for advanced standing students. Field placement hours are divided across several semesters, and also incorporate a field seminar during which students discuss their field experiences with faculty and fellow students.

Application requirements include a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and transcripts of all college and graduate coursework. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for their undergraduate coursework..

Texas State University’s online MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Texas State is also regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Texas State University is now able to accept student enrollments from all states, except Alabama.


Texas State University – San Marcos Online MSW Program: Overview

Department: Texas State University School of Social Work

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Advanced Practice Leadership

Program Structure: Online with field practicums (no campus visits are required)

Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model where students take classes in a specific order – instruction if offered through Canvas

If you live in the state of Alabama, check with your state licensing board before applying.

Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Online MSW Degree Program
  • Phone Number: (512) 245-2592

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 900 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 62 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-time and full-time
  • Program Length: Part-time is Four years to complete, full-time is two and a half years.
  • Program Start Dates: Fall admission only

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in the last 60 hours of college classes
  • GRE Information: Not required

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Online MSW Degree Program
  • Phone Number: (512) 245-2592

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 540 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 36 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-time and full-time options
  • Program Length: Part-time program typically takes two years to complete, Full-time takes one and a half years.
  • Program Start Dates: Fall admission only

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have a BSW from a CSWE accredited program
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and in the last 60 hours of college classes
  • GRE Information: Not required

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Texas State University - San Marcos' MSW program information was last updated in March 2020. For more information, visit the university's website above.

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