Requirements for Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer into the Steve Hicks School of Social Work’s Master of Science in Social Work program must meet all admission requirements and must be transferring from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Prospective transfer students complete the same application process as other applicants. Applicants must also provide a letter stating that they are in good standing from the director of any social work program attended.

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 36 hours toward the degree at The University of Texas at Austin to receive the Master of Science in Social Work. Beyond these 36 hours, a maximum of 24 hours of waiver credits may be granted. Students requesting waivers should submit to the Assistant Dean for Master’s Programs a transcript showing the completed course work and a syllabus for each course he or she wishes to be considered for waiver. Waiver credits do not appear on the student’s official University transcript.