Online/Hybrid MSW Program

The Online/Hybrid MSW program strives to meet the needs of both daytime working professionals and students living throughout California. The program offers synchronous online academic courses and traditionally an in-person internship field education component. The course schedule is designed for continuous enrollment throughout the entirety of the program.

Academic courses are completed online (with asynchronous sessions and synchronous sessions usually held on weekday evenings). Internships are typically completed in-person and traditionally take place during weekdays and during regular agency business working hours. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 16 hours of internship per week. 

If admitted, students must be able to study in California and complete their internships in California. Over the summer, newly admitted students to the Online/Hybrid MSW program are expected to complete readings, complete a writing preparation skills course, attend mandatory orientation sessions, and attend a field internship fair (if available).

The Online/Hybrid MSW program offers two options: a two-year option and a one-year advanced standing option.

The two-year Online/Hybrid MSW program is a 60-unit program at a cost of $475 per unit with expectations for the cost to increase to $600 or more per unit in the near future

The one-year Online/Hybrid MSW Advanced Standing option program is a 37-unit program at a cost of $475 per unit with expectations for the cost to increase to $600 or more per unit in the near future. 

Please consider your interest in the Online/Hybrid MSW Program carefully. 

The Online/Hybrid MSW program requires strong time-management and organizational skills, independent work, and comfort with technology. In addition, some opportunities are limited in the Online/Hybrid MSW program. Specifically, the Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) cannot be earned concurrently with the MSW degree in the Online/Hybrid MSW Program. In addition, there is limited availability for the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program. 

Prior to applying for the Online/Hybrid MSW Program, please be sure to review the following:

Online/Hybrid program FAQ Document

Online/Hybrid Example Course Plan