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. The online MSW program uses the same curriculum and syllabi as Texas State’s on-campus MSW program. Texas State offers both a full-length program that requires the completion of 62 credits and takes four years (part-time), two and a half (full-time) to complete, and an advanced standing track which requires the completion of 36 credits and takes two years (part-time), one and a half (full-time) to complete. The advanced standing track requires students to have earned a bachelor of social work from a CSWE accredited undergraduate program.

Coursework in the Administrative Leadership concentration covers topics such as human behavior and psychology, social work ethics and values, social policy, social science research, human diversity, social services, administrative leadership, organizational development, and social justice.

Texas State’s online MSW program requires the completion of 1,100 hours of field education. Students complete 500 hours of field education during the first two years of the program as part of their foundation curriculum, and 600 hours during the last two years of the program as they complete the advanced standing portion of the curriculum. 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.

Applicants to this program must submit a personal statement, 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. In addition, students must complete Human Biology and Statistics with a passing grade.

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 for online and distance education courses from students who reside in all states except Pennsylvania and Delaware.


Texas State University – San Marcos Online MSW Program: Overview

Department: Texas State University School of Social Work

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Administrative 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 type depends on the professor, some courses have asynchronous instruction while others require students to log on and meet at specific times

Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview

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

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 1,100 hours over four semesters (500 hours during foundation year, 600 hours during advanced year)
  • Number of Credits Required: 62 credits

Program Length

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

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 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: 600 hours (two semesters)
  • Number of Credits Required: 36 credits

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time / Full-Time
  • 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 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 on October 2018. For more information, visit the university's website above. 

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