Program Overview

The online Master of Social Work degree program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and emphasizes advanced generalist practice in rural and Native American communities. Graduates possess the ability to bring a disciplined, compassionate presence to a caring and ethical practice.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


    A baccalaureate degree from an accredited higher education institution. A GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 hours of course work. Liberal arts background demonstrated by having met the CSU general education requirements or a comparable course of study as an undergraduate.  Completion with a grade of “C” or better in Elementary Statistics (Math, Psychology or Sociology). Completion with a grade of “C” or better in a course related to Native American Studies. 

    All students come to campus once a year to participate in the January Intensive.

    School Overview

    Humboldt State University was founded as a teacher's college in 1913. Over the last century, it has grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities. Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system, offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate choices in three colleges: 

    • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
    • College of Natural Resources & Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies

    Humboldt offers many online programs to earn certificates and degrees through the College of eLearning and Extended Education.


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