At a Glance

Program Units


Advanced Standing


Average Completion Time

24–48 months

Advanced Standing

9 months

Cost Per Unit


Base Cost


Advanced Standing Base Cost


Areas of Study

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



*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.

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.

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 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.