Earn Your Doctorate of Social Work in
Clinical Practice or Organizational Leadership

The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama has approved the School of Social Work to begin offering a primarily online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program in Fall 2019. Learn more about the program by visiting the:

Program Overview

Explore our DSW Program with Interim Director Dr. Nicole Ruggiano in an information session covering the program’s two tracks in clinical practice and organizational leadership, curriculum, the program’s mandatory residency requirement, Capstone Project and more.

Virtual Information Session

How to Apply

To enroll in our DSW program, you must apply through The University of Alabama Graduate School. Applications are currently being accepted for the DSW program’s Fall 2020 cohort. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 11:59 p.m. To begin the application process, please review the DSW program’s Application Checklist and Statement of Purpose Instructions and then select Apply Now!


Apply Now!


Still Have Questions?

Primarily Online DSW Information Request

For more information about the DSW Program, please complete this form or contact wonaranjo@ua.edu or (205) 348-4547.
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