About Us

Welcome to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, a unique educational setting for future social workers with two Texas campuses: Waco and Houston, and an online campus through our MSW and PhD online programs. We offer three professional degrees:

At the Garland School, you will find one family made up of caring individuals from all walks of life and from all over the world who care deeply about social work. To us, 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 prepare social workers to serve in a wide range of public and private settings, from schools and hospitals, to prisons and foundations, with a diverse group of human service organizations in between. One of the competencies we help social workers develop is the ethical integration of faith and social work practice. This means we are also preparing students to serve in congregations, religiously-affiliated and other faith-based organizations.

I hope you'll take this opportunity to learn more about us, our faculty and staff, our students and alumni. More importantly, I hope you'll find within this website the resources, materials, assistance and guidance you need whether you're a social work practitioner, a potential student or faculty member, a current student, or a religious leader.

We are located at 811 Washington Ave. in downtown Waco, and we welcome you to come and visit. We would love to hear from you!


Jon Singletary
Garland School of Social Work
Baylor University
Jon Singletary 2015 About Us