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Social Work

Samford University

24 months
862 USD/credit 25860 USD/year
862 USD/credit 25860 USD/year
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The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Samford University is to be a distinctively Christian learning community that prepares graduates for lives of service as advanced social workers who promote wholeness, healing and reconciliation.


In order to prepare its graduates for ethical and competent service, the Social Work program:

  • Is academically rigorous and emphasizes mastery of the core knowledge, values and skills of the social work profession, application of the person and environment construct and integration of research and practice
  • Emphasizes promotion of human rights and social and economic justice as a reflection of God’s desire for justice and love for all of humanity
  • Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in order to address the complex and multifaceted nature of human needs and concerns
  • Understands human diversity as a reflection of God’s creativity and imagination and prepares advanced social work practitioners who value diversity and practice with cultural sensitivity

The MSW program at Samford University prepares students for service as advanced social work practitioners by offering concentrations in clinical social work and global community development. The program’s unique context, location and mission combine to offer students opportunities to develop advanced social work skills in rural, urban and international practice settings in both faith-based and secular organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Social Work
  • Social Work Research
  • Faith Perspectives in Social Work Practice
  • Advanced Research Seminar
  • Applied Research Project 
  • Social Work Practice I: Individuals
  • Social Work Practice II: Families and Groups
  • Models and Theories of Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Clinical Specialization Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a baccalaureate social work degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), recognized through CSWE’s International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service, or covered under a memorandum of understanding with international social work accreditors. 
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum of a 3.2 GPA during their last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 862 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 862 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Homewood

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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