Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Master of Social Work Program


now enrolling for spring and summer 2022


Auburn University offers a fully accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. Our MSW program prepares you 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.

Our mission is to make a positive impact on health care needs and social problems unique to Alabama’s citizens by preparing you 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.

Program Options

Traditional MSW Program (61 hours):

This program accepts students who meet admissions requirements from across a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, sociology, and human development and family studies.


Advanced Standing MSW Program (39 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.


Admissions Requirements


Application Deadlines

Spring Start:  November 1

Summer Start:  February 1 (Advanced Standing Only)

Fall Start:  Priority Deadline - March 1st to receive priority consideration for admission and awards;  Regular Decision Deadline - May 1st


Last Updated: July 27, 2021