Delivery Format - Online
Number of Credit Hours - 42-60
Tuition per Hour - $375
Accreditation - Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Ranking - Ranked in the top 10 nationally for online education by BestColleges.com
Ranked #25 nationally for online MSW program by AffordableColleges.com
Practicum - 60 credit-hour program: 1,000 clock-hours; advanced standing: 500 clock-hours
Orientation Required - Yes
Application Deadline - February 1: 60-credit-hour program and summer advanced-standing program
April 1: 60-credit-hour program
September 1: spring advanced-standing program
Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.
Since 1965, The University of Alabama School of Social Work has been preparing MSW students to make a difference in the lives of others. Regardless of your work schedule, you can earn your MSW through distance learning and join our community of alumni who are serving clients in Alabama, across the U.S. and across the world.
The primarily online Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
As a student in the MSW program, you can:
UA offers two options for earning your MSW: the Advanced-Standing Program and the 60-credit-hour program. Both options offer two concentrations: Children, Adolescents and their Families or Adults and their Families.
The Advanced-Standing Program is a 42-credit-hour program for only those who hold a CSWE-accredited BSW. It can be completed in three semesters 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.
The 60-credit-hour program is for those who do not currently hold a CSWE-accredited BSW. It is also available primarily online with face-to-face skills labs held at regionally convenient locations on selected Saturdays across the state of Alabama. It can be completed in two years when pursued full-time.