Online MSW Programs in Alabama (AL)

The University of Alabama is currently the only university in Alabama that offers a primarily online MSW program. UA’s School of Social Work through the University’s “Bama By Distance” program offers an MSW program that can be completed primarily online; however, it requires students to attend face-to-face skills sessions at locations throughout the state of Alabama. These sessions are typically held on Saturdays and locations are determined by student enrollment. At OnlineMSWPrograms.com, we classify MSW programs that require two or fewer visits per year as online. Therefore, we classify UA’s primarily online MSW program as a hybrid MSW program.

Please note: All online MSW programs require students to complete field education at a local health services agency.

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM ALABAMA

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SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Simmons University (FT, PT) Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations
U of Southern California (USC) (FT, PT) Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Options
University of Denver A Social Justice–Focused Online MSW
Fordham University An Online MSW with a Future-Focused Curriculum

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UA offers two tracks for their hybrid MSW program. The advanced-standing track requires 42 credit hours to graduate and is meant for students who graduated from a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work program. If pursued full-time, it can be completed in three semesters. UA also offers a 60-credit-hour track for students who do not hold a CSWE-accredited BSW. Pursued full time, this can be completed in two years. Students may also complete both tracks in a part-time format. Both programs include two concentrations: Children, Adolescents and Their Families; and Adults and Their Families. UA also offers two dual degree programs: MSW-Juris Doctor (JD) and MSW-Master of Public Health.

However, there are 23 out-of-state universities that offer online MSW programs to students in Alabama. The majority of these schools offer fully online programs that do not require students to visit campus while earning their degree; only five of the 23 schools require students to visit campus a limited number of times. For students who want the flexibility of an online program but would still like to meet professors and classmates in person, these programs may be a good option.

Several of the 23 out-of-state institutions have the same tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students. Therefore, students should research as many programs as possible as they narrow their list of prospective schools. To learn more about a program, click on the school’s name below.

Colleges in Alabama with Hybrid Online MSW Programs

Colleges in Alabama with Hybrid Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
University of Alabama Online + In-person Instruction Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Alabama

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SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT)
Boston University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Traditional (PT)
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (FT)
Florida State University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Edinboro University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT)
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (PT)
Simmons University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) 
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Traditional (PT) and Advanced Standing (PT)
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional (PT)
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Central Florida 100% Online Traditional (PT)
University of Denver 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of Louisville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of New Hampshire (UNH) 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Widener University 100% Online Traditional (PT)

*All online MSW programs require field education at a local health services agency. Programs that are 100% online do not require students to visit the campus during the program. For schools that are not 100% online, we classify any program that requires two or fewer visits to the campus per year as an online program.