Graduate

Master in Social Welfare

Master in Social Welfare

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Masters in Social Welfare program is designed to give students the opportunity to do research and learning within five foundational areas on both an introductory and advanced area. The student will also participate in field work activities designed to acquaint them with first hand knowledge of the unique social problems presented in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The student should through electives develop competence in at least one of the five core areas.The Masters in Social Welfare program is designed to give students the opportunity to do research and learning within five foundational areas on both an introductory and advanced area. The student will also participate in field work activities designed to acquaint them with firsthand knowledge of the unique social problems presented in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The student should, through electives, develop competence in at least one of the five core areas.

TITLE OF DEGREE:

Master of Social Welfare

MASTER'S LEVEL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Master by Research: Typically one year full-time, two to three years part-time. This is an individual research project written up in a thesis of 30,000 words.

GOALS

Our mission is to equip committed Christian social workers for leadership in the church, world missions, education, and community according to the mission of California Central University. Therefore, the mission of the Masters in Social Welfare program to prepare students for positions as advanced?level practitioners, clinicians, supervisors, and managers, in addition to leadership roles in community and program development. Our curriculum emphasizes not only education that teaches social work attitudes, knowledge, and skills for strength?based and evidence?based practice but also education that is shaped by Christian faith, thought, and practice to address a world made good by God, distorted by sin, redeemed in Christ, and awaiting the fullness of God’s reign.

REQUIREMENTS:

Completion of 60 units beyond the Bachelor degree within a minimum g.p.a. of 2.5 and no grade below a C in any course work. Completion of dissertation. Satisfaction of all financial obligations.

PREREQUISITES:

B.A. degree

CURRICULUM:

Required: 48 units
Elective: 6 units
Internship or Written Thesis: 6 units
Total: 60 units
For complete information regarding course offerings please refer to the catalog.

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