Department of Social Work
October 24, 2016
Dr. John M. González
MSSW Program Director
(956) 665-2895
Department of Social Work
Health Sciences Building (East) 2.128
Phone: (956) 665-3575
Fax: (956) 665-3516


UTPA is the only institution to offer a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work south of San Antonio. The program is considered to be one of the best in the State of Texas and prides itself by graduating some of the best professionals in the field. Whether your academic background is in social work or another field, our MSSW program will prepare you to for tomorrow’s work force using ground-breaking research and theoretical frameworks.

Our MSSW program has a tradition of EXCELLENCE!

  • We are ACCREDITED! The MSSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since April 2003.
  • We receive grants for SCHOLARSHIPS from the state’s Title IV-E program for students who wish to pursue employment in Child Protective Services
  • MORE SCHOLARSHIPS! The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health funds the Bilingual Scholarship Program for bilingual students seeking to pursue linguistic and cultural competence for employment in mental health.
  • AFFORDABLE tuition! UTPA has one of the lowest tuition rates in the U.S. You will maximize the return on your graduate education.

Areas of Concentration: Direct Micro Practice with Latino Individuals, Families, and Groups (micro practice) OR Community Practice and Administration (macro practice).

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