Students in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Baylor receive a well-rounded education focused on social justice and the ethical intersection of faith and practice. Our residential and online MSW degree programs prepare professional social workers who can assess and build on the strengths of persons, families and communities.
The MSW at Baylor is a research-based program taught by expert faculty with hands-on experience in the profession. Our curriculum provides the best of both time-tested methodology and cutting-edge discovery.
The Garland School of Social Work offers a Master of Social work with two academic specializations (Clinical Practice and Community Practice) and partners with The Hankamer School of Business and Truett Theological Seminary to offer a joint MSW/MBA, MDiv/MSW or MTS/MSW. Our MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
A 10:1 student-to-professor ratio creates an environment of active, meaningful learning; students grow academically and professionally and have opportunities to participate in research projects thanks to outstanding faculty mentorship.
Students can enroll in the Master of Social Work program at either our residential campus in Waco, Texas or at our online campus.
Our innovative academics and unique experiential learning opportunities train students to become compassionate and ethical social workers who believe social work is about service and justice, healing and restoration, and the dignity of all people.
A Waco Campus Overview
Baylor’s MSW students can choose to specialize in either Clinical Practice or Community Practice. The MSW Concentration is an option designed to develop a student’s knowledge base more comprehensively in one area of social work practice.
Practicum is considered the signature pedagogy of social work education; internships provide the opportunity to apply knowledge to work with clients and the systems that impact them.