Student Information

Program mission, vision, and values - The mission, vision, and values of the UTSA graduate program in social work can be found here.

Curriculum - The Department offers two options for students: the 60 hour curriculum available to those students with undergraduate degrees in something other than social work; and the 36-hour curriculum available to those students with an undergraduate degree in social work.Read more...

Field Education - The M.S.W. degree prepares students for advanced, culturally competent social work practice.  Graduates work in professional positions serving individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Read more...

Current Students

Taking the Texas State Licensing Exam - Students interested in taking the state of Texas social work licensing exam are strongly encouraged to begin the process about 3 months before they take the exam.  Read more..

New Rules for State Licensing Board - On April 28, 2013, new rules were adopted for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. Click here for more information.

Letter of Degree Completion Form for Licensing Exam - Click here for the form.

The Movement - The Movement is our MSW student organization. The purpose, goals, and objectives of the organization are currently under review. It is expected that this review will result in a revised focus for the organization which will be introduced beginning with the Fall 2013 semester. Please direct any questions about the organization to Mitchell Owens at

Office of Student Services and Field (OSSF) has been created to consolidate and centralize services to students in the program.  Click here for more information.
Graduate Catalog - Click here for a copy of the UTSA 2013-2015 Graduate Catalog. 

Information Bulletin - Click here for a copy of the UTSA 2013-2014 Information Bulletin.

News and Noteworthy

Crowdfunding Initiative - UTSA Social Work students exceeded their funding goals to help homeless women develop self-confidence and independence. Read two stories about this effort HERE and HERE.

Art Exhibit to Raise Awareness - Through a community art event, UTSA Social Work students are helping raise awareness of violence against women. Read more HERE.

UTSA Social Work Education Program Title IV-E (SWEPT)

SWEPT operates with federal funds made available through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, providing financial support for Texas Child Protective Services employees and UTSA social work students committed to a career in public child welfare. SWEPT provides this training and educational program for the Texas Department of Protective and Family Services Regions 8 and 11. This is a great opportunity for students that are eligible. Applications are accepted year round.

CPS Region 8 Applications

Frequently Asked Questions Region 8

CPS Region 11 Applications

Frequently Asked Questions Region 11

CSWE 2012 Annual Report - Click here to learn more about 2012 CSWE Annual Report Foundation Competencies Assessment Results.  Click here to learn more about 2012 CSWE Annual Report Advanced Competencies Assessment Results.  Click here to learn more about the CSWE Annual Survey Data for 2012.

Going Global -Technology-enabled Learning - Use of a hybrid learning approach and the virtual classroom is on the rise in the department. This approach is making it possible to accommodate the learning needs of a broader range of students and conserve limited teaching space at the Downtown Campus.

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Upcoming Events

Study Abroad 2015: Interested in studying in Lima, Peru? Now is your chance. Take a look at THIS flyer to learn more about this unique opportunity being offered by the College of Public Policy.

SSWR 2015 Annual Meeting: The Society for Social Work and Research advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, just, and equitable society.

The upcoming annual conference will be held in New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott from Jan 14-18, 2015. For more infomration click here.