Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration Concurrent Degrees
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Business and Public Administration
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 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.
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 Apply and be accepted to both the MSW and MPA programs. Prospective students must submit a copy an additional application statement with their MSW applications as directed in CSU Apply.
Advancement to Candidacy
Students must complete advancement to candidacy forms in both the MSW and MPA programs.
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 30 semester units of course work in the MSW and 15 semester units in the MPA;
- Demonstrated academic and professional competence in field and classroom;
Requirements for Graduation
- A minimum of 73 semester units, 52 units must be completed at this university;
- 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 6014 completed);
- Complete PA 6550 Public Administration Capstone with a B or better;
- Successful passing of the MPA Comprehensive Exam PA 6980;
- the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement is met upon successful completion of SW 6042.
Concurrent Degrees Requirements (73 units)
(Program Codes: SWPA and PASW)
|PA 6110||Public Administration Theory and Practice||3|
|PA 5140||Nonprofit Management and Leadership||3|
|PA 6620||Human Resource Management in the Public Sector||3|
|PA 6630||Public Budgeting and Finance||3|
|PA 6640||Management of Public Organizations||3|
|PA 6720||Administrative Regulation||3|
|SW 6041||Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Lifespan Development||3|
|SW 6042||Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Critical Topics||3|
|SW 6011||Social Work Research I||3|
|SW 6012||Social Work Research II||2|
|SW 6013||Research Project I||1|
|SW 6021||Generalist Micro Practice I||3|
|SW 6022||Generalist Micro Practice II||3|
|SW 6023||Advanced Generalist Micro Practice I||3|
|SW 6024||Advanced Generalist Micro Practice II||3|
|SW 6061||Generalist Macro Practice I||3|
|SW 6062||Generalist Macro Practice II||3|
|SW 6064||Advanced Generalist Macro Practice II||3|
|SW 6081||Generalist Field Work I||3|
|SW 6082||Generalist Field Work II||3|
|SW 6083||Advanced Generalist Field Work I||4|
|SW 6084||Advanced Generalist Field Work II||4|
|SW 6777||Social Work Advanced Generalist Leadership and Capstone||3|
|Culminating Experience (5)||5|
Culminating Experience (5 units)
MSW Culminating Experience (2 units)
The research project represents the culminating MSW graduate experience. The research project is developed in SW 6012 and is carried out in the field setting under individual supervision in SW 6013 and completed in SW 6014. It must be on a social work practice topic, must use objective analysis and will be presented to faculty and field personnel orally and in writing. A thesis (SW 6971) may be done as an alternative of the research project with additional expectations, but is optional.
|SW 6014||Research Project II||2|
MPA Culminating Experience (3 units)
The culminating experience for the MPA consists of two parts: PA 6980 is the Comprehensive Exam which addresses core course competencies. PA 6550 addresses public administration from a strategic perspective.
|PA 6550||Capstone: Strategic Planning for Government and Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|PA 6980||Comprehensive Examination||0|