College of Health Sciences
UTEP’s Master of Social Work program is the only one in the nation with a focus on Social Work on the Border. Students are prepared to address the many social and health needs of families and communities along the U.S.-Mexico border, including issues related to child welfare, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, immigration and more.
Ranked No. 2 for best graduate social work program in Texas by SocialWorkDegree.org
Accredited by the Council of Social Work Educators
Opportunities for paid internships such as the Integrated Behavioral Health Program
Born in El Paso and raised in Juárez, Mexico, Eva Moya, Ph.D., associate professor of social work, has dedicated her career to advancing border health and social justice along the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 35 years. Her students engage in meaningful research that informs practice and policy on such issues as HPV/HIV, homelessness, intimate partner violence, migrant health and more.
Graduates can apply to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to take the licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) exam by the Association of Social Work Boards. Career options include medical social worker or clinical mental health social worker.