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Curriculum - Master of Social Work (MSW)

Program Options

  • Advanced-Standing DL Program (Requires a BSW)
      • One cohort of DL advanced-standing students begins every year in late May or early June and another cohort begins every year in January. All classes are primarily online, with face-to-face skills labs held on selected Saturdays at regionally convenient locations across the state of Alabama. Locations for the face-to-face skills labs will be determined based on enrollment.
  • 60-Credit-Hour Program
      • The first-year and second-year classes in the DL program will be primarily online, with face-to-face skills labs held on selected Saturdays at regionally convenient locations across the state of Alabama. Locations for the face-to-face skills labs will be determined based on enrollment.

Available Concentrations

  • Children, Adolescents and their Families
      • This concentration is designed for students interested in working with children, adolescents, and their families, especially in child welfare and mental health settings.  Graduates may practice and take leadership roles in the areas of child welfare, family services, mental health, health care, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health, and other social service fields.
  • Adults and their Families
      • This concentration prepares students to work with adults and their families, especially in geriatric services and adult mental health settings.  Graduates may practice and take leadership roles in the areas of geriatric services, family services, mental health, health care, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health, and other social service field.

To learn more about the two MSW programs, view the School of Social Work's MSW Program Brochure.