Application to the MSSW program requires admission to both UT Austin Graduate School and the Steve Hicks School. A single online application is needed.
Admission to the MSSW program is competitive. We encourage early application and completing all requirements by the final deadline.
We welcome applications from all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religious affiliation, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or ability. We consider these aspects during our holistic admissions review: human services motivation, academic potential, interpersonal effectiveness, capacity for sustained effort, communication skills and contribution to a diverse student body.
See minimum requirements and application materials required from all students.
See additional materials required from applicants to the post-BSW track, applicants to dual degree programs, transfer students and international students.
Access the online application.
2-year, 3-year, 3.5 year
1-year post-BSW track *
Applications received after the final deadline risk not being reviewed for admission.
* Applicants to the post-BSW track are permitted to submit post-BSW materials during the last semester of their program, after completion of the BSW mid-term evaluation.
After you apply
After application submission, it is your responsibility to monitor your application status and ensure that all documents have been received by the university. Please visit MyStatus (EID required) to view the status of your materials.
All applicants are notified of admission decisions as soon as they are made, typically by the end of April. These decisions are sent electronically and by U.S. mail; no admission decisions are given by telephone.