Prospective Students

COVID-19 Admissions Updates
Updated: March 27, 2020

To all those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, know that the faculty and staff of the Garland School of Social Work are praying for you. As we all navigate these current circumstances, our goal is to keep you updated on any changes to our admissions process. We are still accepting applications for Fall 2020! Please review the information on our How to Apply page, which will be updated as needed, and contact us at with any questions.

Thank you for your interest in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. We offer professional social work education through both baccalaureate and graduate degree options. Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. At the Garland School of Social Work, our students learn about human dignity, the power of hope, the need for justice, caring as the foundation for effective change, and service that transforms lives and communities. Social Work is a profession that prepares practitioners to empower individuals and advocate for social justice in organizations and communities.

Equip your passion with knowledge

Social work is about people helping people. The profession has its own code of ethics, practice standards, and a nationwide system of accredited education programs. The Garland School of Social Work brings a distinctive faith-integrated approach to the educational experience, enabling students to prepare both professionally and spiritually to embrace their calling to model Christ's love to a hurting world.

One of the best careers

Two leading sources have called social work one of the best careers available. CareerJournal of The Wall Street Journal based its finding on a survey of U.S. adults asking what makes them satisfied in their careers and then matching professions. The U.S. News & World Report has listed social work among the 20 best jobs in its "Annual Report Career Guide" for several years.

Variety in job placements

Social workers practice in hospitals, adoption agencies, prisons, Child Protective Services, public agencies, churches, schools, facilities for the aged and countless other workplaces. Perhaps you didn't know that there are more social work counselors than in any other profession.