Master of Social Work

Take your commitment to supporting individuals, families, and communities up a degree in our fully online Master of Social Work program (MSW). This high-quality program at North Alabama is in candidacy for accreditation by the CSWE* and offers a one-year fast-track option for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW).

Gain the professional skills and hands-on experience you need to prepare for an advanced position in social work. With an MSW degree, you’ll be prepared to work in all social work settings, including micro, mezzo, and macro practice for advanced generalist social work. Drive your career in the direction you want to go through professional internships built to support your career goals as well as personalized mentorship from experienced professors with a team mentality.

costs

Cost
$400 per credit
Only $12,000 for Advanced Standing Only $24,000 for Traditional MSW

time

Time to Complete
12 Months Advanced Standing for students with a BSW from a CSWE accredited program
24 Months Traditional MSW

modality

Mode Offered
Fully online

credentials

Credentials
MSW

Why North Alabama?

North Alabama’s master’s in social work online program fits into your busy life. The program also has a one-year accelerated option for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in social work.

North Alabama’s master’s in social work is in candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).*

Curriculum

Gain a wide spectrum of training built to support your advanced generalist social work practice. The online MSW program combines a strong understanding of human behavior, research methods, and direct practice to ensure your professional success.

Internships

Get hands-on experience with your MSW online that will translate directly into your professional aspirations.

  • Advanced Standing students, who already have a BSW, complete one internship for 6 hours
  • Traditional MSW students, with no BSW, complete two internships for 12 hours

Accreditations*

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What can I do with an MSW?

By earning your master’s in social work, you gain professional skills and experience essential for advancing your career in private practice or agency positions. Fields of practice can include mental health, medical, schools, children and families, substance abuse, and gerontology.

Admissions Requirements

The minimum requirements for the MSW online include the following:

  • Advanced Standing option for those with a BSW from a CSWE-accredited program
  • No GRE required
  • Minimum GPA of 2.85 for 2-year program (3.25 for 1-year program)

Get the full requirements here.

Tuition and Aid

Earn a high-quality MSW degree online that reflects the rigorous standards required to earn CSWE-accreditation for $24,000, or just $12,000 for the Advanced Standing option. Save even more by asking your employer about their tuition reimbursement policy.

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Tuition Cost

  • $400 per credit
  • Only $12,000 for Advanced Standing
  • Only $24,000 for Traditional MSW

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*The MSW is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is in candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).