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The University of Alabama

School of Social Work

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / School of Social Work is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 190
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT (if GPA less than 3.0)
Professional internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

450
Applied
249
Accepted
186
Enrolled
55%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MAT (if GPA less than 3.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.5
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

410
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.2%
Black or African American 27.07%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 0.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 1.95%
Unknown 0.49%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

45
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 18
Male (9)
Female (36)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Children and adolescents at risk, trauma, gerontology, child welfare policy, health
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
863,942

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870314
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0314
United States
Contact Dr. Vikki L. Vandiver
Professor and Dean
Email: vlvandiver@sw.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-3924
Fax: 205-348-9419