Social Work

Social Work

The purpose of the Texas A&M University-Texarkana CSWE Accredited Master of Social Work program is to educate students to address regional problems such as poverty, inequality, and trauma, and to promote community health and wellbeing at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.  The program is designed to accomplish this by creating and maintaining a strong link between the university and the community through field partnerships, service, and research. Students will graduate as competent social workers who are job ready and prepared for the challenges they will encounter as they help strengthen the community and advance opportunities for all of its citizens.

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The Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). For more accreditation information, please visit our accreditation page.

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Program Goals

The TAMUT MSW program has developed the following program goals:

  1. Prepare students to be social work professionals who can intervene with individuals, groups, communities, organizations, and society.
  2. Prepare students to promote racial and social justice within micro, mezzo, and macro contexts.
  3. Enhance students’ classroom learning through experiential and service learning to prepare them to make an impact in their field work and beyond.
  4. Engage with the community and work in partnership to address local and regional concerns with evidence-based interventions.
  5. Educate students in the importance of the person-in-the-environment and ecological frameworks and how they give context to providing trauma-informed care.

Featured Courses


SOCW 502 - Practice II: Social Work with Families and Groups

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of social work in Groups. It prepares students by helping them develop the knowledge, values, and skills needed for generalist social work practice with Groups. In this course, group work is broadly defined to encompass treatment groups as well as task groups. Attention is given to the individual person in the group, the group as a whole, and the environment in which the group exists. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing evidence-based practice principles and developing group leadership skills.

SOCW 520 - Social Welfare Policy

Analyzes current social policy within the context of historical and contemporary factors. Examines major social forces and institutions as they relate to and determine social policy emphasizing social welfare services and social functioning within current U.S. society. Evaluates social welfare frameworks in light of the principles of social and economic justice and how this impacts individual, group, and community well-being. Prerequisite

SOCW 530 - Diversity and Social Justice

Course is designed to introduce students to the diverse populations they would come across in the field of social work. Course content will include a discussion of the historical, cultural, socio-economic, and political backgrounds of such groups as well as various ethical considerations involved in working with diverse populations.