Social Work


College of Social and Behavioral Science

M.S.W., Social Work

Admission Requirements

1. A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited University in Sociology, Psychology, the liberal arts or similar program;

2. A GPA of 3.0;

3. Submit a Social Work Program application form that includes a personal statement; and

4. Submit 3 letters of recommendation, at least 1 from an academic institution.

Foundation Courses (30-33 units) 

SWRK 501 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (3)

SWRK 502 Human Behavior and Social Environment II (3)

SWRK 510 Generalist Social Work Theory and Practice I (3)

SWRK 520 Social Work Practice in Multicultural Contexts (3)

SWRK 521 Generalist Social Work Theory and Practice II (3)

SWRK 522 Foundations of Field Education I (3)

SWRK 523 Foundations of Field Education II (3 -3)

SWRK 525 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)

SWRK 535 Social Work Research Methods I (3)

SWRK 503 Psychosocial Assessment and Diagnostic Formulation (3)

Advanced Concentration Courses (30 units) 

Focus: Advanced Practice with Urban Families 

Required (24 units) 

SWRK 601 Advanced Social Work Practice with Urban Families I (3)

SWRK 602 Advanced Social Work Practice with Urban

Families II (3)

SWRK 622 Advanced Field Practicum with Urban Families I (3)

SWRK 623 Advanced Field Practicum with Urban Families II (3)

SWRK 630 Family Crisis, Trauma and Grief (3)

SWRK 635 Social Work Research Methods II (3)

SWRK 645 Urban Social Policy and Advocacy (3)

SWRK 698 Capstone Project (3)

Electives (6 units) 

Choose 2 courses from the following: 

SWRK 650A Child Welfare Services (3)

SWRK 650B Addictions (3)

SWRK 650C Mental Health Wellness and Recovery (3)

SWRK 650D Practice in Child Welfare Settings (3)

SWRK 650G Supervision (3)

SWRK 650I Aging and Families (3)

SWRK 650J Immigration (3)

SWRK 650K Dreams (3)

SWRK 650L LGBT (3)

SWRK 650M Group Therapy (3)

SWRK 650N Couples Therapy (3)

SWRK 650O Health-Care Settings (3)

SWRK 650P Family Therapy (3)

SWRK 650R Social Work in Schools (3)

SWRK 650Q Pre-Licensure Course (3)