Yes. We offer the MSW Flex program at the CSUF Irvine campus. The program can be completed in three years, with some flexibility. These courses are offered on weekday evenings. More information is available at the MSW Flex Program website.
Unfortunately, we do not offer advanced standing for BSWs at this time. BSWs are required to complete the entire two-year curriculum.
You may send unofficial transcripts to the Department of Social Work with your MSW program application. However, the University Admissions and Records office requires official transcripts for your University application. All applicants must have received their baccalaureate degree by the end of the Spring semester prior to beginning the MSW program.
It is recommended that all applicants to the MSW program have an educational foundation in the liberal arts/social sciences. Applicants that have a baccalaureate from a California State University or University of California institution have fulfilled this requirement. All other applicants must provide evidence of previous coursework sufficient to fulfill this prerequisite. More information is available at the following link: Educational Foundation Worksheet.
Each semester's courseload for the MSW program at the Fullerton campus is 15 units, with each class meeting once per week. In addition to the academic coursework, there is 16-20 hours of field education per week. In a typical week, students are on campus 2/3 days for classes and off campus 2 full days for fieldwork.
In the MSW Flex program, classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The fieldwork component of the MSW Flex program (16-20 hours per week) is fulfilled during normal work hours.
Yes. Information sessions are held periodically. Dates will be announced on the home page of MSW website in the annoucements box.
No. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination is an optional component of the MSW program application.
Yes. Information regarding the CalSWEC stipends is posted on the MSW website.
Yes. Many of our field agencies require background clearance and health status. All students will complete a background questionnaire, LiveScan, and TB testing before being admitted to field education.
No. All students will be placed in fieldwork agencies affiliated with the MSW program. Students will be matched with agencies by fieldwork faculty to ensure a well-rounded and varied clinical experience.