Accepting Applications

The school is accepting applications for the Advanced Standing MSW program through Oct. 30, 2020.

Apply today and start the 12-month program in January 2021.

Our Approach

The Master of Social Work program prepares students to work in a variety of practices including mental health and aging. Students become skilled and compassionate professionals who provide comprehensive and culturally sensitive clinical care using an evidence-based approach. Demand for social work professionals is strong and employment is expected to show continued robust growth over the next 10 years.

This hybrid (online and classroom) program is cohort-based and open to students with or without academic and career experience in social work. This accelerated 16-month traditional program is designed for students without a bachelor's degree in social work, and a new cohort starts each fall trimester (August). A 12-month Advanced Standing option is available for students with bachelor's degree in social work, and new cohort starts each spring semester (January).

Learn more about the Master of Social Work admissions process.

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Check out the Master of Social Work course list.

Check out our answers to questions about the Master of Social Work program.

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Diabetes Care and Management Subspecialization

The Master of Social Work program has developed a Diabetes Care and Management (DCM) subspecialization in its healthcare social work program in collaboration with the Master of Science in Nursing program. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing health social work careers focusing on diabetes prevention, education and management in Stockton and the Central Valley. 

Students in the DCM subspecialization will: (a) take two MSN courses, Special Topics: Diabetes Care and Management (NURS 113B) and Population Health (NURS 219) as their two required MSW program electives; (b) complete the 30-week specialized practice field placement in a healthcare setting that provides services to patients/clients with diabetes issues; and (c) conduct an evaluation study on a DCM topic for their capstone project in Practice Informed Research in Health Settings (SOCW 229).

The MSW program is launching in Fall 2020 and is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation. The program is going through the 3-year Candidacy Process with CSWE and expects to be fully accredited by Fall 2022. Students who enter in Fall 2020 will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. For more information, please see CSWE’s FAQ.

CSWE Accreditation Status

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