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Three Year Hybrid Program

Next start date Fall 2022

Courses will be online and in-person and are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (between 5:30-10:15). Select weeks during each semester will have in-person classes at the San Marcos campus, courses in the remaining weeks will be held online.

    • First year: students are not in field internship during the first year of the 3-year hybrid program. 
    • Second year: students  participate in 16-hour weekly internships in addition to coursework
    • Third year: students participate in 20-hour weekly internships in addition to coursework
    • Internships are conducted on weekdays during business hours and are in-person at regional agencies and organizations

CSUSM 3 Year MSW Curriculum Schedule*

CSUSM MSW Course Descriptions

Year 1

Fall Semester: 6 Units

Units

MSW 500  Foundations of Social Work  3 
MSW 520  Social Welfare Policy  3 

Spring Semester: 6 Units

Units

MSW 501  Human Behavior and the Social Environment  3
MSW 550  Research Methods in Social Work  3

Summer Semester: 6 Units

Units

MSW 510  Generalist Practice I: Individuals  3 
MSW 525  Law and Ethics in Social Work  3

Year 2

Fall Semester: 9 Units

Units

MSW 511  Generalist Practice II: Families & Groups  3
MSW 512  Generalist Practice III: Organizations & Communities  3
MSW 540  Field Instruction I  3

Spring Semester: 9 Units

Units

MSW 602  Clinical Assessment and Evidence Based Treatment  3 
MSW 600-level MSW elective  3
MSW 541  Field Instruction II  3

Summer Semester: 6 Units

MSW 650  Program Evaluation and Research Methods  3
MSW 600-level MSW elective or 695 Thesis I  3

Year 3

Fall Semester: 9 Units

Units

MSW 629  Trauma and Addiction           3
MSW 636  Policy and Administration           3
MSW 642  Advanced Field Instruction I           3 

Spring Semester: 9 Units

Units

MSW 698  Culminating Experience/Thesis II           3
MSW 600-level MSW elective           3
MSW 643  Advanced Field Instruction II           3 

*Course sequencing may be subject to change 

 
Department of Social Work760-750-7373socialwork@csusm.edu8:30am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri) Extended Learning Building 636