Why Choose UT Austin?

What Starts Here Changes the World. The University of Texas at Austin is one of the country’s highest-ranked public research universities and has a tradition of intellectual leadership that transforms lives on a grand scale. Since 1883, students from all over Texas and all over the world have come to seek challenges and open doors to their future.

Students choose The University of Texas at Austin for many reasons, including the broad range of academic offerings, the exciting opportunities for research and scholarship, and a lively and diverse campus that sits at the heart of a vibrant city.

If you are interested in graduate education, learn more about what the university has to offer here. If you are interested in undergraduate education, explore why to be a Longhorn here.

Within the university, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work offers an incredible learning environment that promotes the growth of each and every student. Although it is a part of one of the largest universities in the nation, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work offers a “small community” environment where one-on-one attention is the norm.

Our bachelor’s and master’s programs uniquely combine dynamic social work courses and exciting field education opportunities to prepare students to be professional social workers, one of the most versatile and rapidly growing professions today. Our students are involved in more than 400 public and private agencies that serve Texans. And each year, social work students in field internships provide nearly 200,000 hours of service to communities in Central Texas, across the United States, and internationally.

Our PhD program prepares students to be academicians and researchers, and offers a wealth of opportunities for students to acquire both research and teaching competencies leading to the  top positions in the social work field. You may want to see profiles of some of our doctoral graduates and learn about some of our alumni.