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60-Credit Hour Program - Master of Social Work (MSW)

The 60-credit-hour program is for those who currently do not hold a CSWE-accredited BSW. It can be completed in two years when pursued full-time.

Coursework is offered primarily online with face-to-face skills labs held on selected Saturdays at regionally convenient locations across Alabama.  Courses with an asterisk (*) indicate a skills lab.

Foundation Year

Fall Semester (9 hours)

  • SW 500 Social Welfare Policy
  • SW 510 Human Behavior and Social Environment I
  • SW 540 Social Work Practice with Families*

Spring Semester (9 hours)

  • SW 541 Social Work Practice with Groups*
  • SW 542 Social Work Practice with Communities*
  • SW 570 Research Informed Practice

Summer Semester (12 hours)

  • SW 511 Human Behavior and Social Environments II (2 hours)
  • SW 534 Integrative Seminar (1 hour)
  • SW 590 Field Education I (9 hours)

Concentration Year

Fall Semester (9 hours)

  • SW 532 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice with Adults in Mental Health*
  • SW 533 Models and Methods of Gerontological Social Work Practice*
    - OR -
  • SW 564 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents in Mental Health*
  • SW 565 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice in Child Welfare and Family Services*
  • SW Elective

Spring Semester (9 hours)

  • SW 501 Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  • SW 525 Evaluation Research
  • SW Elective

Summer Semester (12 hours)

  • SW 595 Field Education II (9 hours)
  • SW Elective

Electives Typically Offered Every Year

  • SW 506 Social Service Planning and Program Development
  • SW 513 Practice in Health Care
  • SW 514 Chemical Dependency
  • SW 515 Psychopathology
  • SW 523 Family Preservation
  • SW 528 Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • SW 529 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice
  • SW 536 Social Service Program and Agency Administration
  • SW 549 Crisis Intervention

Please note that courses are subject to change.