University of Texas at Arlington Online MSW Programs
The University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) School of Social Work has offered online MSW courses as part of its campus-based program for several years, and recently developed a fully online MSW program with concentrations in Direct Practice with Children and Families, Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Direct Practice in Aging. UTA offers two entry points into their online MSW program, one designed for students who have not earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) (full-length program) and one for students who have earned a BSW from a CSWE accredited undergraduate program (advanced standing program). At this time, UT Arlington’s online MSW program only accepts Texas residents living in Texas.
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UTA’s online program uses a cohort model, with students entering the program as a group during the fall semester, and progressing through classes together. Students in the traditional full-length program complete 61 credits over the course of 126 months (part or full time), while advanced standing students are required to complete 38 credits over 12 months accelerated or 16 months full-time study. Part time options are also available for online students, who have up to six years to complete their degree. Classes may be delivered in an asynchronous or synchronous format, depending on the instructor.
Students in the traditional standing program must complete 960 hours of field education over two, 480 hour placements. Advanced standing students only need to complete one 480-hour field practicum. UTA actively assigns students to affiliated agencies in their region, and students are responsible for completing agency interviews and completing all practicum requirements under the supervision of a field instructor.
UTA’s online MSW adheres to the same curriculum and course standards as their on-campus MSW programs. The online MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). UTA is also regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
University of Texas – Arlington Online MSW Programs: Overview
Department: School of Social Work Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing Concentrations: Direct Practice with Children and Families, Direct Practice in Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Direct Practice in Aging
Program Structure: Online with field practice (no campus requirement) Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model – program may have both synchronous and asynchronous instruction as it depends on the class and instructor.
Disclaimer: Currently the program is only open to Texas residents living within Texas
Program Information – Traditional Standing Students
Program Requirements Field Education Requirements: A total of 960 hours (two field placements: 480 hours each) Number of Credits Required: 61 credit hours needed to graduate
Program Length Program Options: Full-time or part-time options Program Length:26 months full time, must complete part time degree within 6 years, though it typically takes 4 years Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Admission Requirements GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study otherwise the GRE is required GRE Information: Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.0 (minimum GRE score of 1000) Tuition: Inquire with school
Program Requirements Field Education Requirements: A 480-hour placement Number of Credits Required: 38 credit hours needed to graduate (at least 38 credits depending on number of classes that can be waived)
Program Length Program Options: Accelerated and full-time options Program Length: Accelerated program is 12 months, full-time is 16 months Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Admission Requirements BSW Requirement: Students must have completed a CSWE accredited BSW program within the last six years GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of study otherwise the GRE is required GRE Information: Only required for students with a GPA lower than 3.0 (minimum GRE score of 1000) Tuition: Inquire with school
University of Texas at Arlington’s MSW program information was last updated in March 2020. For more information, visit the university’s website above.
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