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.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

California State University-Northridge is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 and M-1 students cannot pursue online degrees. The focus on classroom participation for J-1 students may mean that J-1 students cannot maintain their status if enrolled in an online program. Therefore, if admitted to the MSW Online program, F-1, M-1, and J-1 students must participate in the program from their home country.

Restricted States

New Mexico, North Carolina, Rhode Island