The MSW program offers graduate professional education in transcultural advanced generalist practice, with a particular focus on populations at-risk. The curriculum has been developed to emphasize application of transcultural advanced generalist skills in those areas of practice where the need for social workers in the next decade will be the greatest in the state of California. The program prepares graduates for transcultural advanced generalist practice and leadership with the following populations at-risk: the aging and the aged, children, youth and families in a variety of settings, including child welfare and schools, and persons who are physically and mentally disabled. The MSW program offers both a full-time and part-time plan of study. Full-time study requires a two-year commitment. The part-time plan may be completed over three or four years of structured study. In either plan, the requirements for completing the degree are identical.