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 skills labs.

Foundation Year

Summer Semester (9 hours)

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

Fall Semester (9 hours)

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

Spring Semester (12 hours)

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

Summer Semester

  • SW 501 Social Welfare Advanced Policy Analysis (may be offered)
  • SW 525 Evaluation Research (may be offered)
  • Electives will be offered

Concentration Year

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • SW 525 Evaluation Research or
  • SW 532 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice with Adults in Mental Health*
  • SW 533 Models and Methods of Gerontological Social Work Practice*
  • 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*
  • Elective (3 hours)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • SW 501 Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis or  Elective
  • SW 525 Evaluation Research Elective
  • SW 590 Field Education - 500 clock hours (9 hours)

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

*Courses with skills labs

Please note that courses are subject to change.