Internal Transfer

Social work studentsUndergraduate students in other departments at the university who want to transfer to the Steve Hicks School of Social Work or add Social Work as an additional major must complete the online internal transfer application and meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of at least 24 semester hours of coursework in-residence at the university. Credit earned by exam, correspondence, and extension may not be counted toward this requirement.
  • A cumulative in-residence grade point average of at least 2.25. If social work coursework has been completed prior to the application, a grade point of at least 2.50 in those courses is required, and all social work courses must have been completed with a grade of at least C.

Only undergraduate students currently enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin may apply as Internal Transfer students. Internal Transfer Applications are due on May 1st and December 1st of each year.

Admission to the Steve Hicks School of Social Work through internal transfer is offered on a space-available basis to the students who are best qualified. Preference will be given to students who have taken SW 310. Students with over 90 semester hours of coursework or a completed degree in other college/school are encouraged to consider other options, such as pursuing a master’s degree in social work at a later date.

The Fall 2019 internal transfer application is now live and will be available from September 1 – December 1.