Pacific Oaks College

Master of Social Work


55 Eureka Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Social Work

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Online Master of Social Work (Online MSW) program prepares graduates to become licensed clinical social workers in the state of California through a comprehensive curriculum centered around culturally appropriate practice while including extensive opportunities for real-world training through required field education and internship hours.

Real-world training is an integral part of the Online MSW program. Practicum placements and hands-on training provide students multiple opportunities to develop and apply professional skills that can help lead to mastery of the professional competencies they will need to position themselves for successful careers. By placing students in actual settings in their own communities under the experienced guidance of staff mentors, students have the opportunity to develop essential competencies in applying social work knowledge and skills while incorporating the rigorous social justice values of Pacific Oaks College. Research demonstrates that students consistently remember their field experience as the most important aspect of their social work education, and a meaningful relationship with their supervisor is essential for their growth as social workers.

The Online MSW program is offered in an accelerated online modality. Therefore, students should have internet access, a computer, and be prepared to engage in online coursework. Students will also need to choose between the full-time two-year (six semester) program or the part-time three-year (nine semester) program by time of admission.


Pacific Oaks is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1959.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Midsize City

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