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Admission Requirements

  • Hold an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have achieved a grade point average of 2.8 overall or in the last 60 hours of academic course work
  • Provide three professional letters of reference from employers, professors, or a combination of both.  If an applicant has been in college within the last five years, at least one letter must be from a faculty member. No personal references will be accepted. 
  • Submit a resume that details work and/or volunteer experience. (While not required, paid and/or volunteer experience in the human services is highly valued and will be seriously considered in the application evaluation process.) 
  • Pay a non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Write a clear and concise critical thinking essay. This narrative should answer the following questions:

- Describe your interest in pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at Texas A&M University-Texarkana and why it is a good fit for your educational and professional goals. Please include any relevant information from current or previous experiences (e.g. employment, volunteer, academic, and/or personal) that have influenced your decision.

- Define a social problem affecting a population of specific interest to you that you would want to work with in the future. Please examine the relevancy of the problem to the field of social work, how you came to identify and understand it as a social problem, societal factors that have contributed to the problem, and specific ways that you, as a social worker, could address the problem. 

- Social workers are expected to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities from diverse backgrounds in a caring and respectful fashion. Using a specific experience you’ve had with an individual or group different than you (in terms of race, socioeconomic background, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, culture, age, etc.), discuss what challenges and lessons you learned from this situation. How did the interaction affect your personal views about this individual/group and your overall perspective on diversity.

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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