Master of Social Work

Alabama State University (ASU) is proud to initiate a new graduate-level academic offering: the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program that trains students in advanced social work and academic leadership.

ASU is a student-centered, nurturing, comprehensive and diverse public historically black University, located in the Montgomery metropolitan area, committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University fulfills its mission through fostering critical thoughts, artistic creativity, professional competence and responsible citizenship in its students; by adding to the body of knowledge to enhance the quality of life through research and discovery; and by helping to advance the state and nation through thoughtful public service. Offering baccalaureate through doctorate degrees, the University maintains a scholarly and creative faculty and state of the art facilities.

ASU is an educational accredited institution recognized by a regional body approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) has also approved ASU’s accreditation. The enrollment at ASU is between 5500 and 6500.

The Master’s Program is designed to attract highly motivated students who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting social and economic justice. Students will learn to apply social work knowledge and skills systematically (e.g. theory, research methods and best practices) to assist at-risk populations.

Students admitted to the program will have a choice of the degree concentrations via three avenues for study, which includes:

  • Traditional (two-year, full time)
  • Advanced standing (12 months)
  • Part-time (four-year).

Each curriculum has its own requirements for admission. In addition to these requirements, students must meet specific minimum requirements for admission established by the University.

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