Credential: Pupil Personnel Services School Social Work
The Master of Social Work program is a 60-unit program that prepares students for advanced, autonomous Social Work practice. The curriculum is composed of two semesters of professional foundation and two semesters of a concentration curriculum. In the foundation part of the program, all students take a core of courses designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills expected of all professional Social Workers. The advanced curriculum prepares for multi-level practice with vulnerable life conditions. It consists of required advanced courses in Social Work practice and policy, and advanced electives. Through the use of elective units (9), there are opportunities for more specialized focus regarding practice with specific populations (e.g., the aged) or with particular conditions (e.g., substance abuse or mental disabilities).
Admission as a classified graduate student in Social Work requires:
- a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
- passed an approved course in statistics with a grade of ''C'' or better;
- completed a course with human biology content with a grade of "C" or better;
- a minimum GPA of 2.8 for the last 60 units of coursework;
- demonstrated writing proficiency; and
- completed the Liberal Arts foundation (GE requirements).
The Graduate Record Exam (writing Score) is required.
If admitted applicant scores less than 4.5 on the GRE Writing exam, she/he would not necessarily be eliminated from the pool, however, would be required to take and pass a writing intensive course in the summer, prior to Fall enrollment.
All applications are reviewed by Faculty Reviewers. Previous academic work, experience in human services, personal development, and potential for successful professional practice are important considerations in the evaluation of applicants.