Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work is designed for individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of those with the greatest need.

Students benefit from a faith-integrated curriculum based on Christian principles and faculty dedicated to student mentorship.

One of the differences between social work and other helping professions is that the field of social work is very broad. Social Work is a profession committed to enhancing human well being and helping those in need, especially vulnerable populations. Currently, the demand for social workers exceeds the supply. This need is expected to grow exponentially in the next decade, specifically within the state of California. MSW graduates will be prepared to meet this need and find employment opportunities in a variety of fields.

Our program is in the accreditation process with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has been granted Candidacy Status.  Candidacy status is an important milestone toward accreditation.  When the MSW achieves accreditation, all students accepted to the program while the program is in candidacy will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program.  The accreditation process takes three years, and the CBU MSW is on CSWE's February 2019 accreditation schedule.

Program Length
2 Years
(1 year for Advanced Standing)
Program Cost

Why our program?

CBU’s Master of Social Work Program prepares students to become advanced social work practitioners, leaders and world changers who live their purpose through the integration and application of social work values, knowledge and skills to help individuals, families, groups and communities in need.

Students choose between two tracks of study:

  • Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Community Social Work Practice

Three optional focus areas:

  • Children & Families
  • Older Adults
  • Global Justice

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