Master of Social Work (MSW) Admissions

The CSULB School of Social Work welcomes your interest in our Master of Social Work (MSW) program. We are pleased you are committed to a career in social work, a profession dedicated to the development of a just society.

General Information

Our MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and prepares students for advanced generalist social work practice. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, and other settings. In addition, students are prepared for advanced practice in one of the following areas of specialization: Child and Family Wellbeing, Adulthood and Aging, or Integrated Health.

Our MSW degree requires the completion of 60-semester units over the course of a 2-year or 3-year program plan. We also offer an Advanced Standing option for applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work. Field education is an integral part of the MSW curriculum, providing students the opportunity to apply their knowledge, social work practice and intervention skills in a community agency setting under the supervision of qualified field instructors during two 500-hour placements.

For more information, find the Information Meetings schedule below under the MSW Information Meetings accordion tab. 

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School of Social Work -  Admissions Office
California State University, Long Beach
SS/PA Building - Room 162
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-4602

Phone: 562) 985-5654
Fax: 562) 985-5514

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm