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At the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, we know the challenges aspiring students face when deciding to pursue a Master of Social Work degree. A decision of this magnitude requires a lot of research, thought, and soul searching to determine if this path is truly for you. 

Our team is here to help you through every stage of this process! That's why we've put together a comprehensive library with free resources to answer all your questions about financial aid, the true value of earning an MSW, tips for transitioning into the field, and more. We're so excited to embark on this journey with you! 

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Join us in-person on our Waco campus for our Fall Preview Day event! This event is the best way to get the information you need to start your MSW journey with confidence. 
Attendees will receive an application fee waiver and a meal on us!


*Please note that our plans are subject to change in the event local COVID conditions either improve or deteriorate throughout the academic year.

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Master of Social Work — The MBA of the Helping Professions

While a bachelor’s is a great place to start your career in the field and can provide access to case management and administrative positions, an MSW provides many more opportunities for direct practice and paves the way to becoming a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

We invite you to download our educational resource where we'll answer questions, debunk myths, provide a realistic understanding of job outlook, and explore the different sectors of social work! 

Baylor MSW Financial Aid Infographic

Graduate School is an investment of time and resources. It is important to find a program that will invest in you as a student and future professional. At Baylor, we are committed to subsidizing student costs in order to make it more affordable to obtain your MSW.

We invite you to browse our financial aid infographic where you'll learn about our departmental scholarships, tuition remission opportunities, and much more! 

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How and Why You Should Switch to a Career in Social Work

Changing careers is a natural part of almost every person’s professional journey. Some make the change because they are unhappy in their current profession, while others make a switch to grow or find more rewarding work. 

We invite you to download our educational resource where we'll explore why social work is the perfect career to transition into! 

Launching Your Career in Social Work: How an MSW Makes It Possible

The field of social work is about relationships. It is about making a concrete difference in the lives of those you help. A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree provides the best possible training and experiences needed to make an impact in the field, ensuring you a successful career in social work!

We invite you to download our educational resource where we'll explore the difference between a graduate and undergraduate social work degree, the value and return-on-investment an MSW offers, career outlook, and much more! 

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What Do Social Workers Actually Do?

Social work is as broad as the populations it aims to serve, which is why it is a fitting profession for individuals of many different skills, backgrounds, and passions. But you might be thinking, "okay, so what do social workers actually do?"

We encourage you to download our educational resource where we'll explore the ethos of social work, the future of the field, and hear first-hand about the profession from Baylor Social Work faculty members! 

How to Apply 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Baylor's MSW Program

Keeping tabs on deadlines, references, requirements, and test scores can be overwhelming. Let us help relieve some of the stress that comes with submitting your application!

If you're ready to join our community of mission-driven social workers we encourage you to download this resource for insider advice on what makes a successful application.

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