Available On Campus/Online**Please note that we do not have a fully online program. Our classes are offered in a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid.
The Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The program achieved candidacy in 2010, and was fully accredited in 2013, joining the BSW program with its long history of accreditation.
The mission of the MSSW program at WTAMU is to prepare advanced generalist practitioners who are equipped with an eclectic knowledge base, professional values, and a wide range of advanced skills to assume the professional responsibilities of change agents in our rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society. She or he should enhance the social functioning and interactions of her/his client systems, help clients develop resources, alleviate human suffering in the pursuit of the improvement of quality of life and conditions of people living in the rural Texas panhandle region, the state, the nation, and the world
The goals of the MSSW program at West Texas A&M University are to educate students who:
- Become Advanced Generalist Practitioners.
- Use a variety of theoretical perspectives.
- Develop interventions at all levels of systems practice, and
- Are knowledgeable in the unique aspects of rural communities.
Graduates will be prepared with advanced practice skills which allow them to:
If you have questions about the program, the process, or anything else about the Master of Science in Social Work program, please contact Dr. Jennifer Wood at email@example.com or 806-651-2598.
Please note: The program does not give academic credit for life experience and previous work experience, in whole or in part, in lieu of the field practicum or courses in the professional foundation areas.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Median wage (TX) - $39,190
Median wage (US) - $45,300
Healthcare Social Workers
Median wage (TX) - $54,340
Median wage (US) - $51,460
Median wage (US) - $51,965
US Department of Veterans Affairs Social Worker
Median wage (US) - $67,275