About Us

Dean Singletary A message from Dean Jon Singletary

Welcome to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW). Here 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.

The GSSW has two Texas campuses: Waco and Houston, and a virtual campus through our MSW and PhD online programs. We offer three professional degrees:

Bachelor of Social Work Master of Social Work PhD in Social Work
The GSSW prepares 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 I have the opportunity to meet you soon!


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Houston Campus

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Waco Campus

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• Downtown Houston, Texas

• One-on-one attention

• Flexible schedules

• Larger city, diverse population

• Many clinical field opportunities 

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• Downtown Waco, Texas

• Small class size

• Dual degree options

• Smaller city, vibrant community

• Access to main Baylor campus

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