In Samford University's Department of Social Work, students will experience exciting learning opportunities, from courses taught by well-trained, articulate social work scholars and practitioners to field placement opportunities in various fields of practice—locally, nationally and around the world.

Master of Social Work

Samford University's Master of Social Work program is a distinctively Christian learning community that prepares graduates for lives of ethical and competent service as social workers who promote healing, wholeness and reconciliation. The academically rigorous program develops mastery of the core knowledge, values and skills of the social work profession.

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Fast-track Master of Social Work

Undergraduate students from select majors are eligible to participate in a fast-track option that allows students to graduate with a bachelor's degree in their selected major and a Master of Social Work after five years of study.

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Joint Degrees

M.S.W with Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Theological Studies

For students called to both preach the Gospel and engage in practical ministry, Samford offers two joint degrees programs with Beeson Divinity School and the School of Public Health's Master of Social Work. 

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M.S.W. with Master of Public Health

This joint degree program utilizes a faith-informed approach that combines knowledge and skills from the fields of social work and public health to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities. 

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