Recent Highlights

BASW Program Ranked #3 in California

MSW Program Recognized as One of the Most Affordable Accredited Master's Programs in the Nation


The School offers the Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work and a Master's in Social Work. Housed in the College of Health and Human Sciences, the school is one of four schools and seven departments. Many of these programs engage in interdisciplinary efforts that benefit both students and faculty.

A unique feature of the School of Social Work at San José State University is its commitment to using and promoting a transcultural perspective throughout its curriculum. This perspective honors the strengths of diverse cultures, enhances the well-being of individuals and families, and advocates for social and economic justice.

Related to the School's commitment to the transcultural perspective, it is very committed to offering global experiences at the local and international levels. Many different kinds of  internships are located in a variety of communities throughout the Bay Area that serve diverse populations. In addition, the School offers educational experiences in various parts of the world.

The faculty is actively engaged in scholarship and research in an array of areas. A special aspect of these research activities include a community-based approach. Faculty members associate with various agencies in the greater metropolitan area to engage in this form of research. Students participate with faculty and organizations to identify research needs of these institutions, collect and analyze data, and disseminate findings and provide recommendations back to the agencies. Students who engage in these experiences discover the importance of research in solving real problems facing individuals, families, and communities, as well as the organizations that serve them.

Thank you for exploring the School of Social Work. Please review the various programs and opportunities available at the School and the University, and learn more about the various exciting learning experiences that are offered to students.


* Updated Announcements *


CLOSED - MSW Program Application for Fall 2019

  • Application for MSW Program entry Fall 2019 is now closed.  If you are interested in Fall 2020 entry, please visit here for more information: MSW Program admissions information.


NEW Position 

The School of Social Work is searching for an Assistant Coordinator for our Post-Masters Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program (PM-PPSC Assistant Coordinator).  Please click here to see the job announcement.  The initial application due date is August 1, 2019 and the position is open until filled.


Social Work Teaching Opportunities

The School of Social Work is looking for qualified instructors to teach courses in our Bachelors of Social Work (BASW) and/or Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree programs. Our MSW Program is offered On-Campus and Online/Hybrid.  These opportunuties are for positions as Temporary/Part-Time Faculty.  Please click here to see our course offerings to better understand the content and competency areas for which we are seeking teachers.  If you would like to be considered for a teaching position with us, please complete this linked form ("SJSU School of Social Work Instructor Interest Form") and email to Dr. Peter Allen Lee ( (1) a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications, and (2) your current CV or resume.


Post-Masters PPSC