Helping You Help Others

Everywhere you look you see broken, hurting people—men, women, children, couples, and families struggling with some of life’s most difficult challenges, such as poverty, addiction, discrimination, physical and mental illness, and abuse. Azusa Pacific’s Master of Social Work program (MSW) will prepare you for a career dedicated to improving the lives of others in a variety of professional settings, including advanced-level practitioners, clinicians, supervisors, and managers, as well as leadership roles in community and program development. Program courses and internships provide the tools you’ll need to make a difference.

For those interested in pursuing an MSW and seeking careers in this important service-based profession, several scholarship, grant, and traineeship opportunities are available. Learn more about these financial aid opportunities and how they can support your education and career goals.

Program Highlights

APU’s MSW program offers students:

  • A wide range of internship opportunities in the Greater Los Angeles area
  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience in a variety of social work settings
  • Strong clinical training with interdisciplinary knowledge base
  • Full- and part-time program options
  • Advanced Standing option (for graduates of CSWE-accredited BSW programs only)
  • Professional leadership skills and development
  • Faith integration relevant to social work practice
  • Small class sizes

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

To find out more about APU’s Master of Social Work, download the Master of Social Work Brochure (PDF).

Department of Social Work Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.