Overview - Master of Social Work (MSW)

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Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Primarily online

Number of Credit Hours - 42-60

Tuition per Hour - $420

Ranking - UA ranked in the top 20 nationally for online education by BestColleges.com (2018) and ranked #25 nationally for online MSW program by AffordableColleges.com (2018)

Orientation Required - Yes

Practicum and Skills Lab Required - Yes

Application Deadline - February 1: 60-credit-hour and advanced-standing programs for summer

April 1: 60-credit-hour program for fall

September 1: advanced-standing program for spring

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.

Courses are offered online and some courses require face-to-face skills laboratory sessions. To participate in this program, students must have access to a computer with high-speed internet connection. 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.







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