welcome to the
school of social work
Social work has the power to alleviate poverty and oppression among individuals, families and entire communities. We can help you make a difference in the world through our dedication to excellence in teaching, research and community service. At SFA, you can become a social worker at the generalist (Bachelor of Social Work) or advanced generalist (Master of Social Work) level. Once you graduate, rewarding career opportunities can be found in both state and private agencies.
Faculty-led trip to Ghana
May 12-27, 2024
Earn credits for your courses while on the trip!
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2023
SFA and Lone Star College formed a partnership to offer courses at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands that lead to a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. SFA and Tyler Junior College formed a similar partnership designed to make social work education available to students in the Tyler area.
The School of Social Work is now accepting applications for the MSW Program, Summer II 2024 (July) and Fall 2024 semester. The applications deadline for Summer II 2024 is April 1, 2024. The applications deadline for Fall 2024 semester is May 1, 2024.
At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
On March 1, Nacogdoches County Commissioner Robin Dawley presented a proclamation declaring the month of March as Social Work Month at Stephen F. Austin State University’s School of Social Work. Throughout the month, faculty, staff and students will participate in activities while celebrating the profession with social workers across the globe. This year, the theme is “Social Work Breaks Barriers.”
Student advocates for social workers
“In light of COVID-19, I’ve had the opportunity to advocate to local representatives and the executive director of the National Association of Social Workers Board for social workers who have just graduated and apply to take the licensure exam to be granted a temporary six month license,” said Makenzie Banks, Master of Social Work student. “This would enable them to be able to practice, and now more than ever, we need social workers to help.”
Makenzie Banks, Master of Social Work student
WILMA CORDOVA EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO EMPOWER OTHERS.
SFA professor Wilma Cordova believes social work is a calling. She guides her students through rigorous research, fieldwork and role-playing exercises to prepare them for careers as advocates for equality and social justice.
FINDING GRANTS, FULFILLING NEEDS
Social work students helped secure grants for C&R Kuttbottle Inc., a local nonprofit that recycles and repurposes glass. Students identified a need within the nonprofit and wrote a full grant proposal designed to address it.
As a result of the project, one grant application from the Wal-Mart Foundation for $5,000 is pending approval.
C&R Kuttbottle Inc.
SFA is deeply engaged in impacting the community through a variety of initiatives.
Meet Our Students
Emma is a master’s degree student and graduate assistant for the School of Social Work. She’s always found joy in helping others and loves how social workers can make a difference in rural, metropolitan or even international settings.
Joy is a graduate student in the School of Social Work. She loves how SFA encourages her to interact with other students and experts in her field, allowing her to grow academically, professionally and personally every single day.
Shelby, who has served as vice president of the SFA School of Social Work Student Council, recently received the National Association of Social Workers East Texas Chapter Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year Award.