Social Work
    Little Hall, Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Social Work, PhD
 
 
Specialty Area(s)** : Aging and End of Life, Child Maltreatment, Health and Mental health, International Social Work, Social Welfare Policy.

Program Director(s): Dr. Brenda Smith (PhD Program Chair), (205) 348-6528
Application Contact: Gwenetta Montgomery, (205) 348-6791
Application Deadline: Admissions begin in December. The Ph.D. and Concurrent MSW/Ph.D. have a February 1 application deadline
  
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Required.
Resume / CV
Required.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommdendation - one must be a former university instructor who has personal knowledge of the applicant’s intellectual and scholarly abilities.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission).
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 admission. Unofficial GRE scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (School Code: 1830).GRE scores are not required if an applicant will hold an MSW degree by the time of enrollment.The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment or 5+ years of related work experience.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing Sample
A sample of your written work. See information at: http://socialwork.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2013-2014-PhD-Handbook-May-2014.pdf

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