Curriculum - 60-Credit Hour Program - Master of Social Work coordinated MPH program (MSW/MPH)

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 as well as Jackson, Mississippi and Atlanta, Georgia.

Foundation Year

Fall Semester (9 hours)

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

    *Courses with skills labs

Spring Semester (9 hours)

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

    *Courses with skills labs

Summer Semester (12 hours)

  • SW 511 Human Behavior and Social Environments II
  • SW 534 Integrative Seminar
  • SW 590 Field Education I

Concentration Year

Fall Semester (9 hours)

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

    *Courses with skills labs

Spring Semester (9 hours)

  • SW 595 Field Education II

UAB (MPH) Core Requirements that transfer to UA (12 hours)

  • ENH 600 Fundamentals of Env. Health (SW elective)
  • EPI 600 Introduction to Epidemiology (SW 525)
  • HB 600  Social & Behavioral Sciences (SW elective)
  • HCO 600 Intro to PUH Systems (SW elective)

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

Please note that courses are subject to change. Students interested in the coordinated program are encouraged to contact UAB for an MPH course curriculum guide.