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Degrees Offered


Our undergraduate program prepares students for generalist social work practice, graduate study and tomorrow’s workforce.


The MSW program equips students with advanced social work knowledge to address social problems and their solutions.


Under the supervision of experienced social workers, students learn how to provide social services in a practice setting.


Our PhD program prepares social work scholars for careers in research and teaching.


Our DSW program advances social workers’ skills in clinical practice, administrative social work, and social work education.
Field Students pose with Justice Clarence Thomas in front of a book case area

Field: A World of Opportunities

Our Field Education program connects your classroom experience with real-world social work practice. Whether you’re learning to advocate for policy in Washington, D.C. or providing aid to impoverished communities in Ghana, our many field placement opportunities will help you find your next career.


The UA School of Social Work is at the forefront of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion efforts. Gain an understanding of those efforts and the people behind them.

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Our  Present  to  Your  Future

David L. Albright Appointed to VA Secretary Advisory Committee

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has appointed University Distinguished Research Professor and Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research David L. Albright to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee.

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The Social Times – Alumni Spotlight : Sharonda Pettaway

Even at a young age, serving others always felt natural to Sharonda Pettaway. Guided by her father, who served in the field of social work for almost 40 years, Sharonda naturally developed a passion for serving others.

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The Social Times – Alumni Spotlight: Veronica Elder

Veronica Jackson Elder is ice cream to the social work community, where she currently holds the title of Child Welfare Trainor for the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

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Field opportunities for
BSW and MSW students