Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
Humboldt State University

Program Details

The online Master of Social Work degree program offers an Advanced Standing option for those with a bachelor’s in social work.  Emphasis is placed on advanced generalist practice in rural and Native American communities.  The curriculum emphasizes multi-system, multi-level approaches where practitioners and clients collaborate to enhance the functioning and resilience within systems through building on existing strengths.  Students learn about local, historical, and contemporary social issues within a global perspective.  You will gain a framework for practice guided by personal and professional values and ethics.  Graduates are able to bring a disciplined, compassionate presence to a caring and ethical practice. 

Coursework focuses on:

  • Cultural humility
  • Compassion
  • Partnership
  • Empowerment
  • Critical reflection
  • Social action for justice

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Humboldt State University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • A four-day on-campus session is required each year, in addition to a mandatory campus-based orientation.