Orien Levy Woolf Division of Social Work

Whether you want to change a life or change the world, a social work degree from Texas Woman’s University can help you achieve your goal.

Last year, the TWU Orien Levy Woolf Division of Social Work students contributed more than 20,000 hours of community service to improving the lives of children, the elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, people living in poverty, immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable, marginalized groups. With a strong commitment to the values and ethics of the social work profession, the Orien Levy Woolf Division of Social Work strives to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and diversifying society while achieving social and economic justice for all.

As a student in our program, you will have the opportunity to participate in practical field educationcommunity service initiatives and student organizations, under the guidance of dedicated faculty and staff. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for you to:

  • Engage in effective generalist social work practice with diverse populations;
  • Enhance the profession with a developed knowledge of social work; and
  • Become a leader in your field.

Degree programs

Social workers stand at the forefront of our communities, providing solutions to problems created by the structure of our society. Take your first steps toward a rewarding career in social work by exploring our bachelor of social work (BSW) degree program.

Master of social work (MSW)

The Joint MSW program between TWU and UNT will dissolve May 31, 2024. No additional students will be admitted to the Joint MSW program. TWU will offer a master of social work (MSW) beginning in Fall 2024. Admissions to the newly created TWU MSW program will open at a later date. 

TWU’s BSW program prepares graduates to sit for the LSW licensure exam in Texas, and our MSW program will prepare graduates to sit for the Texas LMSW licensure exam. If you are a resident of another state and are interested in either program, please contact us to find out whether our program fulfills the requirements to sit for the licensure exam in your home state.

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Fall 2024 admissions

We will accept applications for Fall 2024 beginning December 15, 2023.

Career outlook

Our degree programs will prepare you for professional practice in a number of social work fields, including:

For more information about social work career opportunities, please visit the National Association of Social Workers and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or view the Results of the Survey of 2017 Social Work Graduates conducted by the Council on Social Work Education and National Workforce Initiative Steering Committee.

Mission statement

The mission of the Orien Levy Woolf Division of Social Work is to embrace and promote academic excellence, ethics, diversity and the pursuit of social justice for all. The division is a reflection of social work’s historic commitment to human rights, cultural complexity, and social, economic and environmental justice. Our overarching goal is to educate and graduate ethical, competent individuals who think critically and use evidence-based practice approaches to effectively serve and enhance the lives of culturally diverse, vulnerable individuals, families and communities in a wide variety of practice settings as practitioners, leaders and social justice advocates.

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