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Master of Social Work @ Antelope Valley

A life-altering master's degree for the greater good

Challenging, yet rewarding. The sentiment that often describes the everyday duties of a social worker also describes what it takes to begin or advance a career in social work. CSU Bakersfield Antelope Valley (AV) Master of Social Work (MSW) graduates are prepared to work with individuals, families, and groups - large and small - across a wide swath of professional fields, including mental health, physical health, child and family services, gerontology, corrections, youth services, and more.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the need for social workers will grow by 16 percent - or nearly 110,000 workers - through the year 2026.

The CSUB-AV MSW program uses the advanced-generalist curriculum model, which prepares graduates to perform a variety of roles across micro, mid-level, and macro levels of practice.

The CSUB-AV MSW is a hybrid program, utilizing a mix of online and in-person courses at the AV campus in Lancaster, CA. The MSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

At A Glance



Completion Time

3 Years (Cohort)

Cost Per Credit



Antelope Valley Campus


Hybrid: In-person and online

Admission Cycles

Bi-annually: fall semester only

Next Application Deadline

February 14, 2020

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree with liberal arts foundation
Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
GRE exam*

* Only analytical writing portion considered. See Admissions Requirements for additional details.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming information session on the CSUB Antelope Valley campus! MSW faculty and Extended Education staff will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you take the next step in your academic and professional career. 

Dates: January 16, 2020
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Room 120 on the CSUB-AV Campus (map)

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