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Old 10-10-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Hello!

My husband and I will be relocating to the Dallas area and I am looking for a good university to complete my BSW and continue on to achieve my MSW. The two schools that continue to come up in my search for BSW/ MSW programs are UT-Austin and UT-Arlington.

I would prefer Austin but we will be in the Dallas area so that's a bit far for me.

What are your thoughts on UT-Arlington?

What is the reputation, campus, area like? I want as reputable a school/ program I can get so that it will be easier for me to find a job post-education.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:46 AM
 
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Differing schools have differing strengths within their various colleges.

Yes, UT Arlington has Social Work. It is fully . . . so. so.

One thing that is handy since you are still doing the BS. If you do a BS there, some how they structure it so that you can add an MS in only one year.

Getting a job is another venture. Plan for deep 'hood. That is where the action is. Line up your internship as a paid position if you can. CPS used to allow that, and I think would give you money for school, as well.

Budget cuts here have really tore up some parts of your intended industry.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:43 AM
 
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I've worked with MANY social workers in the healthcare industry, and most of them did their work at UTA. The school has a solid reputation and is well-respected in the DFW area.

If you don't want to work in the 'hood, definitely focus on healthcare social work. Hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, etc. are all required to have licensed social workers on staff.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Thank you both for your responses. I feel better about UTA now
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:47 PM
 
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Thank you both for your responses. I feel better about UTA now
I will nag Mrs. Phil to write you a note on here. Most she will usually do is look over my shoulder if I tell her something is of interest.

She did her MSW there -- there being UTA. I did a long string of stuff there, as well -- ROTC, BSEE, MSEE, would have finished a PhD, there, but I sort of over-ran what the Profs had interest for . . . but those are entirely separate colleges from Social Work.

Mrs. was pretty underwhelmed by the time she finished, but she had done her BA at an upper end private college. UTA in the functional areas is pretty much a "trade" school in that they teach things to make a living, and I think her prior college was somewhat different from that.

Christie makes a GREAT point about medical SW. If that is of interest. Long lists of those jobs available -- even now, in the "Great Recession." A lot of the agency work has had much harder times.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Thank you so much! I'd love to hear what she has to say as well
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