The MSW Hybrid Program is a 60-unit, 24-month fully-accredited
degree program focusing on socially-just clinical social work
practice. Students develop core social work practice competencies
with a specialization in integrative clinical practice in health
and behavioral health settings. The curriculum is delivered in a
hybrid format with most coursework completed online and in-person
class sessions one Saturday per month. Field practicum courses
are scheduled in the summer. Advancing social justice and
enhancing individual and community well-being are primary program
The Master of Social Work Program at California State University,
Stanislaus prepares social workers to advance social justice.
This education is committed to social change based on an analysis
of social, political, and economic structures and their impact.
This teaching and learning environment enables faculty, students,
and graduates to collaborate with others to transform the
conditions which contribute to privilege and oppression.
Graduates are prepared to use an advanced integrative
practice approach to work with individuals, families, and
communities to promote personal and collective liberation.
Who Should Attend?
The MSW Hybrid Program is designed for California-based social
service professionals and other individuals unable to travel to
program who are interested in advancing their education
and professional careers in social work. The program focuses on
preparing graduates to use an integrative clinical practice
approach to work with individuals, families, and communities and
to meet the social service workforce needs of the central
The MSW Hybrid Program is designed to be completed in 24 months
while employment is maintained. Courses are scheduled in
eight-week sessions with only two courses taken at a time.
Students take classes online and meet in-person one Saturday per
month. Field internships are completed in the summer.
Socially-Just Clinical Practice Curriculum
Students focus on developing core competencies related to
professional social work practice. The advanced curriculum
prepares graduates to use an integrative clinical practice
approach to engage in socially-just clinical practice. Students
take courses in practice, policy, research, and human behavior.
Direct social work practice courses are included in every
academic session. The program is fully accredited by
the Council on Social Work
Education and by the Western Association of Schools and
Summer Block Placements
Students will be in a field internship full-time (40 hours per
week) for 3 months during the summer during both years of
graduate study. Internship sites are located primarily in the
central California region. Students work directly with agency
field instructors and MSW faculty to enhance their
competency-based skills in direct social work practice. It is not
expected that students will be able to work during the placement
period, and students who are currently employed should make
arrangements in advance with their employers in order to be
available to complete the summer placements on a full-time basis.