Fall 2025 application deadline: December 1st.

Post-BSW, Summer 2025 application deadline: February 15th.

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.
DeadlineProgram option
Fall admissionDecember 12-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 May. These decisions are sent electronically; no admission decisions are given by telephone.
  • Please visit this Graduate School’s page for more information.

MSSW information meetings

Attend an MSSW information meeting to learn about the program and upcoming changes to the application. All meetings are in Central Time and last 90 minutes.

Due to exciting changes coming to our application system and process, information sessions through June will focus on:

  • Program Overview
  • How to be a competitive applicant
  • Practicum Education Opportunities
  • Funding
Upcoming meetings in 2024
  • 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.
  • The RSVP links close the Friday morning before each Information Session.
April 1512:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
May 65:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
June 35:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
June 1712:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
July 15:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
July 1512:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
August 55:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP
August 1912:00 p.m.Zoom – RSVP