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Becoming a Social Worker in Texas — Waco or Houston?

Written by Baylor School of Social Work Team on 02.6.20

When researching when and how to become a social worker in Texas, it's important to thoroughly and carefully decide where you want to earn your master of social work degree and where you want to become a social worker.

With this in mind, Baylor University's Master of Social Work program offers students the opportunity to choose their campus, allowing them to learn in the environment best suited to meet their needs.

So, which one of Baylor's campuses is right for you — Houston or Waco?

Explore our digital resource —  A Guide to Becoming a Social Worker on One of  Baylor's Two Campuses!

Baylor's Campuses

One of the unique aspects of the Master of Social Work degree at Baylor University, is the opportunity students have to choose the campus which best suits their unique needs — Houston or Waco. This truly allows every student to select the community, city, and learning environment that will allow them to thrive as they pursue their MSW. 

Here's a quick snapshot that compares Baylor Waco to Baylor Houston:


Each campus offers very similar services, apart from access to the main Baylor campus in Waco. In both Houston and Waco, students have spaces to study, direct access to faculty mentors, and all the other academic,
professional, and personal support they need.

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Houston Skyline

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There are a variety of ways in which the Waco and Houston campuses separately prepare MSW students to establish themselves as leaders in the field of social work, so download our new guide for more details! 

Becoming a Social Worker at Baylor University

We want you to feel fully prepared, confident, and supported on your journey to becoming a social work professional. To do this, the expert staff at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work is here to help you navigate all the social worker requirements necessary to practice in your state.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out and request more information, or explore our resource library. Best of luck on your social work journey!

For more information on becoming a social worker in Texas, download A Guide to Becoming a Social Worker on One of Baylor's Two Campuses!



Posted by Baylor School of Social Work Team

We are the admissions team at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, at Baylor University. We believe social work is about service and justice; it is about the dignity of individuals and the power of relationships; it is about integrity and competence, and our mission here is preparing social workers to do these things well. We hope you find our resources helpful and informative as you explore and pursue a degree in social work!