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Social Work

California State University Sacramento

24 months
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The Master of Social Work program offered by the California State University Sacramento is a 60-unit program that prepares students for advanced, autonomous Social Work practice.


The Social Work curriculum offered by the California State University Sacramento is composed of two semesters of professional foundation and two semesters of a specialized curriculum.  In the foundation part of the program, all students take a core of courses designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills expected of all professional Social Workers. 


  • The advanced curriculum prepares graduates for specialized practice in 1 of 3 areas; behavioral health; child, adolescent and family; or health and aging.  
  • The curriculum consists of a generalist practice foundation year and an advanced practice second year.  Also required are advanced courses in Social Work practice and policy, and specialized practice electives are recommended.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work and Diverse Populations
  • Social Work Practice 
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Theoretical Bases of Social Behavior
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services
  • Field Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH
  • 60-62


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • passed an approved course in statistics with a grade of ''C'' or better;
  • completed a course with human biology content with a grade of "C" or better;
  • a minimum GPA of 2.8 for the last 60 units of coursework;
  • demonstrated writing proficiency; and
  • completed the Liberal Arts foundation (GE requirements).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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