The School offers the Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work and a Master's in Social Work. Housed in the  College of Applied Sciences and Arts , the school is one of  four schools and seven departments. Many of these programs engage in interdisciplinary efforts together  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 trans-cultural perspective throughout its curriculum. This perspective honors the strengths of diverse cultures, enhances the well-being of individuals, families, and advocates for social and economic justice.

Related to the school's commitment to the trans-cultural 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. 


A new MSW Online Program will be launched Fall 2016. Please refer to  MSW Online, for further information. Admissions processes will be forthcoming in the very near future. Please contact Dr. Jack C Wall if you have additional questions