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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 (15 hours)

  • SW 500 Social Welfare Policy (3 hours)
  • SW 510 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (3 hours)
  • SW 511 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (2 hours)
  • SW 540 Social Work Practice with Families* (3 hours)
  • SW 590 Field Internship IA (3 hours)
  • SW 534 Seminar IA  (1 hour)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • SW 541 Social Work Practice with Groups* (3 hours)
  • SW 542 Social Work Practice with Communities* (3 hours)
  • SW 570 Research Informed Practice (3 hours)
  • SW 591 Field Internship IB (5 hours)
  • SW 535 Seminar IB (1 hour)

Summer Semester (optional)

  • SW electives

Concentration Year

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • SW 532 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice with Adults in Mental Health* (3 hours)
  • SW 533 Models and Methods of Gerontological Social Work Practice* (3 hours)
    - 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 (3 hours)
  • SW Elective (3 hours)
  • SW 595 Field Internship IIA (3 hours)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • SW 501 Advanced Social Welfare Policy Analysis (3 hours)
  • SW 525 Evaluation Research (3 hours)
  • SW Elective (3 hours)
  • SW 595 Field Education IIB  (6 hours)

Please note that courses are subject to change.