We have both two-year and three-year MSW programs here on the CSUN campus.
We also have a variety of off-campus programs including:
- An online MSW program
- An MSW program offered on the College of the Canyons campus in Santa Clarita, CA
- An MSW program offered in Ventura, CA
- An MSW program of DPSS employees offered in Norwalk, CA
The Department of Social Work received national initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) from 2004-2005 to 2012. This accreditation has been reaffirmed by the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) for eight years, ending February 2020, at which time the Department will seek reaccreditation. Reaccreditation is required every 8 years.
We offer a generalist program with a focus on urban families. Thus, we do not offer specialized tracks in gerontology, veterans, or criminology like some other local MSW programs.
At present, the only online classes are those for the online MSW program. However, we may have some online or hybrid class in the future.
The Department of Social Work does have some small scholarships for students and applications are made available at the end of the first year in the program. Students are encouraged to seek scholarships on their own. Scholarship opportunities are available
We also offer several stipends in child welfare (Title IV E), gerontology or mental health. Depending on the stipend, information is presented either at our new student orientation or during the second year field placement fair.
For financial aid information, please call the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department at 818-677-4085. You can also visit their website at http://www.csun.edu/financialaid/
Financial opportunities for CSUN graduate students can also be found on the Graduate Studies website.
The application deadlines may change from year to year, so please refer to our admissions page for more information: http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/social_work/resources/applications.html
The deadline typically begins in the Fall semester. Students begin the program only in the Fall semester.
Our application becomes available the first week of October on our website under admissions.
We hold information sessions each Fall semester. The current dates can be found on the website.
We are unable to offer individual advisement appointments. However, you are always welcome to call, email or visit us with any questions you may have.
We typically accept between 25% and 35% of the applicants whom apply to the program each year with a targeted incoming class size of around 100. This estimate includes both the 2-year and 3-year on-campus cohorts.
We only admit students for the Fall term each year.
Our program brochure, links to our newsletter archive, and other materials are available in the prospective student section of our website.