Master of Social Work
California State University-Northridge

Program Details

An online Master of Social Work degree is available to the nontraditional student through California State University-Northridge.  This program prepares students to work with vulnerable and at-risk populations through hands-on work and experiential learning.  Studies focus primarily on urban community practice, exploring topics including but not limited to:

  • Human Behavior
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Theory and Practice

Through this program students will develop a skill set applicable to social work at any level.  Courses are fully online and asynchronous, with one field class requirement wherein students and faculty meet at the same time once a week.  The curriculum is designed as a cohort model to help students develop professional relationships with peers.  Graduates with this advanced degree may find pursuable pathways as direct service providers, researchers, service workers, counselors, and more.


  • A baccalaureate degree in Sociology, Psychology, the liberal arts or similar program
  • Post-baccalaureate work experience
  • GPA of 3.0 
  • Transcripts

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission