Do I need a BSW?

No. The MSW is designed for students from all backgrounds. 

Does the program accept part-time students?

No. The program is currently only accepting full-time students.

Questions About the MSW Program?

Chat with the Chair on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. Dr. David E. Pollio will be available to chat with current and perspective Social Work students to answer questions about the academic program and to provide career advice. Please check the event calendar for cancellations.

Chat with the Chair sessions will be hosted at:
UAB Department of Social Work Conference Room (Suite 302)
Humanities Building
900 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1260

Chat with the Chair is a first-come-first serve walk-in session and no appointments required.

Will “advanced-standing” be offered?

Yes. Advanced standing is available for students holding a BSW from an accredited program. 

What if I don’t meet the GPA requirements?

The GPA requirement is a requirement of the graduate college.  While exceptions are possible, they are rare and should not be anticipated.

Is the GRE required?

No. The GRE is not required.

Can I apply for a dual MPH Degree?

A combined MSW-MPH is currently not offered.

Is this an online program?

No. While some courses may be offered online our program is not an online program.

Will evening classes be offered?

Yes.  Some classes will be offered in the evening.  However, it is not possible to graduate taking evening classes exclusively. 

Will field placement be available in the evening?

Yes.  There may be opportunities for field placement in the evenings depending upon the agency.