Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration Concurrent Degrees
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Business and Public Administration
Program Codes: PASW & SWPA
School of Social Work, Social & Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 423 (909) 537-5501
Department of Public Administration, Jack Brown Hall, Room 456 (909) 537-5758
The Department of Public Administration and the School of Social Work offer a graduate program leading to a Master of Social Work/Master of Public Administration Concurrent Degrees. The degrees are intended for those with an interest in and promise for a career in social services that will lead to top administrative roles. Degree holders will have skills and knowledge to facilitate well-being and change at all system levels. The faculty of the MSW and MPA program have agreed to a plan of study that would lead to obtaining concurrent MSW/MPA degrees ideal for the educational preparation needed for leadership roles in the social services community.
Prospective concurrent degrees students must be accepted under the admission procedures of each program. The MSW program requires a separate application available through the School of Social Work which will include the additional statement instructions and the Plan of Study form for the concurrent MSW/MPA degrees.
No degree will be conferred until the requirements of the both degrees are fulfilled.
Admission to the Program
To be considered for the concurrent MSW/MPA degrees, prospective students must select the concurrent MSW/MPA degrees in CSU Mentor and be accepted to both the MSW and MPA programs. Prospective students must submit a copy an additional application statement with their MSW applications. The application is an additional two-page statement that responds to the following questions:
- Why do you want to pursue the concurrent degrees? Please include your career goals in this section.
- What evidence can you offer that you have the potential for an administrative leadership role in a social service or other public agency?
- What evidence can you offer that you have the potential for leadership that is consistent with the ethics and values of both the social work and public administration professions?
- What is your understanding of the plan of study and how do you plan to complete all of the required courses?
Advancement to Candidacy
To be advanced to candidacy, a student must have:
- Achieved classified status;
- Satisfied the general university requirements for advancement to candidacy;
- Selected a thesis committee and gained approval of the thesis topic by the thesis committee if a thesis is chosen;
- Completed with a grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) at least 36 quarter units of course work;
- Demonstrated academic and professional competence in field and classroom;
- Approval of candidacy from Public Administration department and School of Social Work advisors.
Requirements for Graduation
- A minimum of 110 quarter units;
- Fulfilment of all degree requirements;
- A grade point average of at least 3.0 (“B”) in both the MSW and the MPA courses; Completion of culminating research project or thesis (SW 625B completed);
- Pass the MPA Comprehensive Exam.
Concurrent Degrees Requirements (110 units)
|PA 611||Public Administration Theory and Practice||4|
|PA 615||Public Financial Management||4|
|PA 650||Public Management Information Systems||4|
|PA 662||Human Resource Management in the Public Sector||4|
|PA 663||Public Budgeting and Finance||4|
|PA 664||Management of Public Organizations||4|
|PA 672||Administrative Regulation||4|
|PA 999||Comprehensive Examination||0|
|SW 602A||Foundation Micro Practice I||4|
|SW 602B||Foundation Micro Practice II||4|
|SW 602C||Foundation Micro Practice III||2|
|SW 606A||Foundation Macro Practice I||4|
|SW 606B||Foundation Macro Practice II||4|
|SW 606C||Foundation Macro Practice III||2|
|SW 604A||Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||4|
|SW 604B||Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||4|
|SW 612||Social Work Research I||4|
|SW 613||Social Work Research II||4|
|SW 608A||Field Work||4|
|SW 608B||Field Work||4|
|SW 608C||Field Work||4|
|SW 645||Social Work Advanced Micro Practice I||4|
|SW 646||Social Work Advanced Micro Practice II||4|
|SW 647||Social Work Advanced Micro Practice III||2|
|SW 656||Social Work Advanced Macro Practice II||4|
|SW 657||Social Work Advanced Macro Practice III||2|
|SW 625A||Research Project I||2|
|SW 625B||Research Project II||2|
|SW 608D||Field Work||4|
|SW 608E||Field Work||4|
|SW 608F||Field Work||4|
|SW 660||Advanced Practice Integrative Seminar||2|