MSW at a Glance

2 Year MSW: Class of 2019

Racial Diversity

Of the 25 current students in the 2 Year MSW Program, 24% (6) identify as people of color. 

Gender Diversity

Of the 25 current students in the 2 Year MSW Program, 20% (5) identify as male.  

Out of State

Of the 25 current students in the 2 Year MSW Program, 20% (6) are considered out of state students. 4 of these students come from other parts of the west coast while 2 of them are from the east coast. 

Accreditation: Council on Social Work Education

  • 2-Year full time (66 credits)
  • 10-month Advanced Standing (39 credits)

Practicum Required

  • 2-Year 1168 hours total: 448 hours 1st year; 720 hours in 2nd year
  • Advanced Standing total: 720 over 9 months

Disciplinary Lens of the Field of Social Work

  • Person seen in the context of their environment.
  • Conflicts and difficulties arise out of the interaction between the person and their environment.


  1. For effective advanced clinical social work practice with individuals, families, and groups.
  2. For advanced clinical practice competence with diverse populations.
  3. To effectively promote and advocate for economic and social justice and human rights.
  4. To apply the values, ethics, and standards of the social work profession into advance practice.
  5. For service and leadership roles as practitioners to improve human well-being.

Competency-based education

  1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct one accordingly.
  2. Apply social work values and ethical principles to guide social work practice.
  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  4. Engage diversity and difference in practice
  5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.\
  7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  9. Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Curricular Areas of Study

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment & Life Span Development
  • Social and Economic Justice
  • History of the Profession
  • Research and Program Evaluation Sequence
  • Practice courses at Generalist and Advanced level with Individuals, Families, and Groups
  • Psychopathology
  • Field Practicum

Fields of Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups

  • Case management
  • Child / Adolescent and Family Services
  • Child Welfare Crisis Intervention
  • Gerontology
  • Hospice
  • Justice System including Juvenile Justice
  • Medical Social Work
  • Community Practice
  • Chemical Dependency Mental Health: Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Residential Treatment