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Preparing tomorrow's social workers with the skills and knowledge to impact individuals, families, and communities.

Do you want to make POSITIVE change?

Do people, places, or policies FASCINATE you?

Do you wonder why so many struggle to SUCCEED in life?

Are you interested in working with those who have no VOICE? 

Then SOCIAL WORK is the profession for you.

Both the BSW and MSW programs at JSU prepare students for entry-level and advanced generalist social work practice. Our program includes innovative course work, creative field practicums, relevant research, and unique service learning activities. Our students experience real-world social work practice in dynamic collaborative relationships with faculty, peers, and experienced social work professionals. We also offer a Social Work Student Organization that engages in a variety of community service projects throughout the academic year. Our students have the opportunity for induction in the National Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society where they have an opportunity to complete for national scholarships.


Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work Program at JSU has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1988. With over 1,500 BSW graduates, approximately 200+ BSW majors, and over 60 network field agencies, you will find that our program is one of the best. Our diverse student body is passionate about Social Work and the positive change that we can help create in our world. 

BSW Plan of Study

BSW Course Descriptions

BSW Curriculum Checksheet

Master of Social Work

In Fall 2017, JSU implemented a new Master of Social Work program. The MSW program at JSU is an advanced generalist practice degree. The MSW program emphasizes a full range of high quality experiences throughout the curriculum. The MSW at JSU offers the student a hybrid learning experience through face-to-face class meetings with full time experienced faculty in conjunction with on-line learning making it the optimal learning experience. Our evening classes provide working individuals an opportunity to complete their degree while continuing to work.

The MSW program offers

-Two-year Full Time;

-One year Advanced Standing; and

-Part-time options for degree completion

MSW Application Process

MSW Plan of Study

MSW Course Descriptions

For questions regarding applications to the Graduate School, please contact Ms. Ashlee Hanvey or 256-782-5348.

For additional information call 256-782-8208 or email Dr. Maureen Newton

37th Annual JSU Social Work Conference is March 2nd at the Houston Cole Library.
More details to follow.

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