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MSW Admissions Process

Graduate College Application Policy Information

In order to apply for admission consideration for future terms, applicants must submit a new application, fee, and updated support documents.

To view MSW Program application information and deadlines visit the Graduate College web site.

Semester Application Deadline
Fall 2023 Priority January 15, 2023
Fall 2023 Standard March 15, 2023



On Campus for Non-B.S.W. Holders (Foundation/Regular)


Online for Non-B.S.W. Holders (Foundation/Regular)


On Campus for B.S.W. Holders (Advanced)


Online for B.S.W. Holders (Advanced)


All on-campus programs are completed on a full-time basis

Online programs can be completed on a part-time basis (two courses per semester) or full-time basis (three - four courses per semester).

MSW Graduate College Information

PLEASE NOTE: All communication from the Graduate College and the School of Social Work (SSW) will be sent to the email address you provide on your online application. Therefore, you should provide an email address you can access permanently; and is not tied to your enrollment at a college or university or place of employment.

If the program is not listed as an option on application for a given semester, applicants may no longer apply for the program for that term. In order to apply for admission consideration for future terms, applicants must submit a new application, fee, and updated support documents.

Cost of attendance

Coverdell Decision Information for Fall 2023

At Texas State, the Coverdell Fellowship is available for RPCVs applying to the Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership master's degree program. The deadline to apply for the Coverdell Fellowship is the same as the priority deadline for the Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership application: January 15.  You must complete the online application for graduate studies with the Coverdell Fellowship application requirements by January 15 in order to be considered.

We will be reviewing these applications next week and inviting finalists for interviews the following week (April 3rd).

MSW Information Meetings

If after reviewing the information on the School of Social Work and Graduate College websites and reviewing the information on the MSW Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, you have additional questions please join us for an Information Meeting.

The Information Meetings will be held via Zoom or on Texas State University campus in San Marcos  Visitor and Guest parking.

The deadline to sign up for a session is the day before the scheduled session (i.e., for Friday, February 3, 2023, session deadline to sign up is Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 8:00am).

Upcoming campus meeting(s)

Encino Hall, Room 145.

 Zoom (Central Time) Link


*CLOSED Friday, February 3, 2023, 10:00am - 11:00am

*CLOSED Monday, February 20, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

*CLOSED Thursday, March 2, 2023, 8:30am - 9:30am



Graduate College Information Sessions

Can't make it to San Marcos? We'll be visiting with students throughout the semester at graduate fairs across the state!

Are you thinking about taking your studies to the next level by attending graduate school? Are you wondering how different this is from undergraduate studies? Attend one of the Graduate Information Events to learn more about graduate studies at Texas State!