At a Glance

Program units

36^–60

Average completion time

9 months^
24–48 months

Cost per unit

$647

Base cost

$23,292–$38,820*

Areas of Study

  • Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Community Practice and Partnerships

Accreditation

CSWE, WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

MSW

Social workers help people manage and overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges, such as poverty, addiction, discrimination, physical and mental illness, and abuse. APU’s Master of Social Work program (MSW) offers concentration courses that allow students to specialize in a selected area of social work practice. Courses and internships prepare graduates for positions as advanced-level practitioners, clinicians, supervisors, and managers, in addition to leadership roles in community and program development.

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.

Department of Social Work Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.