To be awarded the Master of Social Work degree, students must:
- Complete 60 units of specified graduate work in the MSW Program with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA);
- Complete all the prerequisites, course work, and agreements outlined by the MSW Program and San José State University, including candidacy and graduation forms properly submitted while a graduate student;
- Meet the University English Competency requirement; and,
- Finish all degree requirements within seven years (California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education).
*** Note that San José State University, not the MSW Program, is responsible for conferring the degree.