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Social Work, M.S.W.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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This master degree in Social Work is offered at California State University, Fresno. The profession of social work is dedicated to meeting the diverse social service needs of special populations of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 

About

As a practice-oriented profession, social work deals with social concerns that range from societal oppression to people's emotional/behavioral problems.

This program in Social Work, at California State University, Fresno, is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice as social work practitioners who are capable of intervening at individual, family, group, organization, and community levels. Students achieve competence in problem identification, assessment, development of intervention plans, and evaluation of practice. Students build cross-cultural awareness and learn to use empowerment and social justice perspectives when making interventions with client systems of various sizes.

Students complete a total of 60 units of graduate work that includes two years of supervised internship with participating agencies in the community, and completion of a master's project or thesis. The project or thesis can focus on examination of social problems or development of intervention strategies for the purpose of building upon the profession's knowledge base.

Career Development

  • The program prepares students for practice and advancement in the social work profession. 
  • Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct services, consultation, training, program development, practice evaluation, and social service research on behalf of clients and community and contribute to the advancement of the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Topics in Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policies and Programs
  • Social Welfare Policy Advocacy
  • Social Services for the Aging
  • Child Welfare

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card
  • English language proficiency
  • Original or certified copies of all university transcripts with literal English translation. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (if applicable)
  • Official admission test score report (GRE* or GMAT*) - if applicable
  • Additional Documentation (if required by the department) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2505 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2505 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2505 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2505 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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