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

Social Work, PhD
Specialty Area(s) Offered: 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 admission with permission to continue?    No   
Allow conditional language admission?   Yes  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   No  

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume.
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.
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 schemes. 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), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830). GRE scores are not required if an applicant will hold an MSW degree by the time of enrollment.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
Test score is waived for previous graduate degree or work experience.
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
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: