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Social Work

Be an agent for the change the world needs.


Become a skilled, ethical social worker ready to help in a variety of settings and for clients with a wide range of problems. Our caring faculty prime undergraduate students to create solutions to today's serious social problems or continue their studies in graduate-level programs. We'll provide you with a deeper understanding of the world, a higher capacity for critical thought and a powerful combination of knowledge, skills and values.

Our graduate program will empower you to use advanced skills and leadership in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating across system levels and communities to make a real difference in people’s lives.

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Sample Courses

  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Animal Assisted Therapy and Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services
  • Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice
  • Applied Evaluation Research
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Special Admission Requirements

There are no program-specific requirements for our undergraduate students. Learn about program admission requirements for graduate students at our MSW admission page.

What Sets Us Apart

The teacher-scholar philosophy at TCU means professors actively immerse themselves in research--often with involvement of both undergraduate and graduate students. When your teachers are involved scholars themselves, everyone benefits.

You'll be given the opportunities to learn alongside your professors on field studies all over the United States.

At TCU there’s a shared willingness by faculty to collaborate across disciplines in teaching and research. Our goal is for students to build on their new knowledge, making valuable connections between concepts and ideas from different areas of study. This motivates our students to be more creative in their lifelong learning, and enhances the critical thinking skills needed for problem solving in today’s world.

International awareness and cross-cultural understanding are critical to TCU’s mission. Our faculty members are committed to empowering students to broaden their perspectives while addressing the world’s problems. TCU’s international programs inspire, enlighten and prepare Horned Frogs to make positive change for the greater good.

Career Prospects

Here, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. Our undergraduate and graduate programs put your skills to use by providing services, coordinating events and experiencing meaningful research first-hand. Employment of social workers is expected to grow 16% between 2016 and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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