Social Work — MS

The Auburn University MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  It prepares students for advanced Clinical Social Work practice with a focus on the areas of health and mental health with an emphasis on health disparities, prevention, and policy.

The MSW program can be completed online (beginning in Fall 2023) or on campus.

The program's mission is to make a positive impact on health care needs and social problems unique to Alabama’s citizens by preparing students for specialized social work practice with diverse populations through the establishment and maintenance of community partnerships, along with the development and implementation of research techniques and evaluative strategies.

MSW Traditional Program (61 Credit Hours)

This program can be completed in a full-time (2 years) or part-time format (3 years). Students are required to complete two field experiences. The first internship is a generalist placement focusing on the acquisition and development of generalist practice skills using a strengths perspective. The second internship is an advanced clinical placement focusing on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills.

Curriculum List Shown Below:

CodeTitleHours
SOWO 7000Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare3
SOWO 7060Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families3
SOWO 7070Social Work with Groups and Communities3
SOWO 7090Advanced Social Welfare Policy3
SOWO 7700Foundations of Social Work Research3
SOWO 7800Human Behavior and the Social Environment3
SOWO 7920Generalist Field10
SOWO 7030Evaluation in Social Work Practice3
SOWO 7020Psychopathology3
SOWO 7010Advanced Clinical Practice3
SOWO 7930Advanced Field12
SOWO 7950Integrative Seminar3
SOWO ELECSocial Work Elective (Need 9 hours of SOWO electives)9

MSW Advanced Standing Program (39 Credit Hours)

Students who have earned an undergraduate degree in social work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may qualify for admission to the MSW Advanced Standing Program. Classes can be taken in a full-time or part-time format. It typically takes 1 year / 3 semesters (full-time) or 2 years (part-time) to complete the 39 credit-hour program.

Students will complete one internship, an advanced clinical placement that focuses on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills. This internship will be completed in a part-time format across two semesters. 

Curriculum List Shown Below:

CodeTitleHours
SOWO 7010Advanced Clinical Practice3
SOWO 7020Psychopathology3
SOWO 7030Evaluation in Social Work Practice3
SOWO 7940Advanced Field Placement I 6
SOWO 7960Advanced Field Placement II 6
SOWO 7950Integrative Seminar3
SOWO ELECSocial Work Elective ( Need 15 hours of SOWO electives)15