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.

Before you apply
Let us help you decide if our MSSW Program is right for you.
  • Learn more about the Steve Hicks School.
  • Request an MSSW Program information packet.
  • Browse the MSSW pages on this website.
  • Attend an information meeting (scroll down to see upcoming meetings).
  • Learn more about UT Austin by visiting the Graduate School pages.
  • Visit Texas One Stop to find information about tuition rates, cost of attendance, financial aid and more.
Application process
  • 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.
Deadlines
Priority deadlineFinal deadlineProgram option
Fall admissionNovember 15January 152-year, 3-year, 3.5 year
Summer admissionFebruary 151-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.
  • Please visit this Graduate School’s page for more information.

MSSW information meetings

Come to one of our MSSW information meetings and learn about the program and the admission process. All meetings are in Central Time and last 60 minutes.

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings are conducted via Zoom.
  • Please RSVP for the meeting you want to attend. You will receive the secure Zoom link and instructions via e-mail 2-3 hours before the start of the meeting.
Upcoming meetings
DateTimePlace
December 712:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
December 215:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
January 412:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
January 255:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
February 812:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
February 225:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
March 812:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
March 225:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
April 512:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
April 195:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
May 312:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
May 175:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
June 712:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
June 215:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
July 512:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
July 195:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
August 212:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
August 165:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP