If you want to take the next step in your career, it is time for you to research the various Master’s in Social Work (MSW) programs that are available in California. You can earn your MSW through both campus-based and online-format programs in California. This means you can even earn your degree if you are working part time or full time.

You will need to meet some basic requirements to enroll in one of the MSW programs in the state. First, you will need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and many programs require a minimum of about 18 units of coursework in both the biological and social sciences. Applicants may also need to meet GPA requirements. Individual programs may also require experience and potential in the field.

The MSW curriculum varies per school, but there are some general courses that all programs have in common. The coursework prepares students to provide effective leadership to individuals, communities, families and groups of all types. Some courses that you may be required to complete include Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Field Practicum, Social Policy, Field Education, Social Work Research and concentration courses on social work for older adults, in school settings and for veterans.

Check out the online and campus-based MSW programs at the University of Southern California, the University of California Berkeley, the University of California Los Angeles, the Loma Linda University, or the San Diego State University today to take the next step in your career.