What will I learn?

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is an advanced generalist with an emphasis on working in rural and Indigenous communities. The program teaches students how to achieve a disciplined, compassionate presence to a caring, and ethical practice.

The goals of the MSW Program are to:
1. Prepare students for professional social work practice responsive to the challenges and resources present in rural areas and indigenous communities.
2. Present local, historical, and contemporary social issues within a global perspective.

The program prepares students for advanced generalist practice which emphasizes multi-system, multi-level approaches in which practitioners and clients work in collaboration to enhance the functioning and resilience within systems through building on existing strengths.

Students develop a framework for practice guided by personal and professional values and ethics. Cultural humility, compassion, partnership, empowerment, non-expert relational paradigms, critical reflection, and social action for justice are the concepts that form the foundation for learning and developing social work practice at Humboldt State University.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$16,422.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

Expected June 2022

Venue

College of Professional Studies

Gist Hall 214,

1 Harpst Street,

ARCATA,

California,

95519, United States

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,422.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

Expected June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant holds an acceptable bachelor's degree earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or the applicant has completed equivalent academic preparation; and The applicant has satisfied any one of the following: GPA of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned bachelor's degree, GPA of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted.

For international students

The MSW program requires candidates to have completed a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (BASW degree and 3.5 GPA for Advanced Standing program).

English Language Proficiency

ACT - 22 or above on English test section; Cambridge English Exams - CPE: C2 (200 or above); IELTS - 6.5; ILSC - Completion of Advanced 1; iTEP - 4.5; TOEFL - 80 IBT, 550 PBT, 213 CBT.

Applications for the Full-Time ON-CAMPUS MSW program beginning in Fall will be accepted from October 1 through February 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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