The mission of the CSUN Department of Social Work is to prepare professional social workers to promote the well being of individuals, families and communities in the urban setting. Our mission reflects both the universal values of social work “to promote the well being of individuals, families and communities” while reflecting the unique context of California State University Northridge—an urban setting in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County. We offer a unique approach to graduate level social work education because our program specializes in a single concentration: urban family practice. This focus offers students the opportunity to learn strategies for working in any urban environment at the micro (individual/family), mezzo (group/community) and macro (policy/societal) levels.
We are proud to introduce our relatively new program. We graduated our 6th class of 96 students in May 2012. We offer a 2-year and a 3-year program including offsite programs http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/social_work/resources/graduate_program.html. On behalf of all of us, we thank you for visiting out website and welcome your comments and questions.
News and Events
NEW: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Dr. Susan Love of the Social Work department a $1,179,141 grant for her project “Developing and Beta Testing Online Triple P in a Social Network Online Community to Reduce Risky Family Environments,” innovative project that builds on evidence-based approaches to addressing child maltreatment in Los Angeles and offers community-driven solutions.
NEW: The Financial Aid & Scholarship Department is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the Liane Mariel Schweid Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is reserved for undergraduate students who would like to pursue a career in social work. Two students will be selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship.