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Degrees Offered

BSW

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

MSW

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

DSW

Our DSW program advances social workers’ skills in clinical practice, administrative social work, and social work education.

PHD

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

Field

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

Our  Present  to  Your  Future

Group photo inside of Social Work students and children

Unearthing Creativity in Youth

BSW student Alexi Bolton inspires youth to become involved in music, dance, and theater through Inspired Arts, the free arts camp she founded in 2015. When the camp wrapped up in July 2018, it had served 135 students since its start.

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Melanie Bridgeforth

Planting the Seed Against Poverty

Born into a historic Alabama farm family, UA Social Work alumna Melanie Bridgeforth is focused on planting her own seeds to fight poverty as the new Women's Fund CEO. She is the newest president and CEO of the 22-year-old non-profit whose mission is to “create change” for women.

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EventsMore Events

18Apr

MSW Social Work Licensure Preparation Workshop

Thu 4/18, 12:30 pm
Bryant Conference Center

22Apr

Lunch and Learn: Elevating Field Through Experiential Learning (SW Only)

Mon 4/22, 12:00 pm
2019/Second Floor Little Hall

26Apr

Forsenic Practice and Death Penalty Mitigation Workshop

Fri 4/26, 9:00 am
Bryant Conference Center

Our Impact

TOP 10

Online MSW Program by
BestColleges.com

44th

Best Grad School in the nation
according to U.S. News & World Report

300

Field opportunities for
BSW and MSW students