MA in Social Work

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The MSW Application Process is currently CLOSED

Next MSW Application Available: October 1st, 2017 - January 5th, 2018

The One-Year Program One-Year Sequence of courses is comprised of the Concentration year plus six units of summer preparation courses, requiring 34-36 units** of course work and 720 hours of field education practicum experience. It is designed for those who have obtained a BSW degree that is CSWE-accredited within the last five (5) years, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who have exhibited outstanding performance in their undergraduate social work studies and/or employment in social services. (**depending on program plan)

The Two-Year Program Two-Year Sequence of courses is comprised of the Professional Foundation year and the Concentration year, requiring 59-61 units** of course work and 1200 hours of field education practicum experience. The Concentration year involves a focus of study in either Social Work Practice in Mental Health Services (MH) or Social Work Practice in Families, Children and Youth Services (FCY). Neither focus will limit employment opportunities, as the core knowledge and skills of the Advanced Generalist Practice model apply to all types of employment.

The Three-Year Distributed Learning Program Three-Year Sequence of DL courses provides the same MSW curriculum as the Two-Year Program. This program admits students once every three years with the next cohort of students beginning fall 2015. As in the Two-Year Program, this program requires a total of 59-61 units** of course work and 1200 hours of field education practicum experience. Additional admission requirements and course and schedule information are in the current CSU, Chico University Catalog and the CSU, Chico website.

If you have additional questions about our MSW programs, please call or send an e-mail to:

Dr. Jean Schuldberg, EdD, LCSW

MSW Program Director


Ms. Jenny Funk

MSW Program Assistant


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