New 3-Year MSW Cohort at the Stockton Campus in Fall 2024!

We are thrilled to announce expansion of the Master's in Social Work program at Stan State, with a new cohort of students at the Stockton campus. This exciting development marks a substantial step towards making our program even more accessible and accommodating to a broader range of dedicated social work professionals.

Acacia Hall front entrance at Stockton Campus.

Program Overview

The MSW Program being offered at the Stockton campus is a 60-unit, 3-year fully-accredited degree program. In the first semester, students take thirteen units. Thereafter, students take an average of 9-12 units per semester. Most classes for the three-year program are scheduled early evening. Students are required to concurrently complete field internship on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the day, which includes a regularly scheduled seminar. Students are placed in a variety of social service agencies approved by the Social Work Program. Advancing social justice and enhancing individual and community well-being are primary program goals.

Key Details

  • Location: Stanislaus State, Stockton Campus
  • Cohort Start Date: Fall 2024
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
  • Program Duration: 3 years
  • Accreditation: Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Why Choose Our MSW Program at the Stockton Stan State Campus?

  1. Diverse Communities: Stockton, with its diverse communities and unique social challenges, provides an exceptional setting for students to gain hands-on experience and make a meaningful impact.
  2. Outstanding Faculty: All our programs boast a distinguished faculty with extensive experience in various social work fields, offering valuable insights and mentorship to our students.
  3. Cutting-Edge Curriculum: Our curriculum is designed to equip students with evidence-based social justice focused knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for successful and impactful social work practice.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2024 cohort in Stockton.

We are excited about this new chapter for our Master's in Social Work program and look forward to welcoming the next cohort of passionate social work professionals in Stockton. Please feel free to reach out to our Admissions team at for any inquiries or assistance with your application.

Program Presentation


  • CalSWEC: Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program
  • CalSWEC: Adult Protective Services Training Program
  • Merced County Behavioral Health Stipend
  • San Joaquin County Healthforce Partners (Scholarship & Paid Practicum/Internship)

The San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Workforce Partnership (SJCBHWP) was developed by Behavioral Health Services (BHS) in collaboration with HealthForce Partners(HFP) to make funding available to the county’s behavioral health workforce who work in network adequacy-facing organizations with the Medi-Cal population. Through this program, the partnership seeks to address the shortage of clinical professionals serving within San Joaquin County by offering hardship-based scholarships to individuals who are working towards their master’s degree in an approved program. The MSW Program is one
of the approved master’s programs.

Applicants must reside in San Joaquin County, work in San Joaquin County, or intend to work in San Joaquin County upon graduation. The application includes a personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) that addresses the following: (a) Provide a description of your connection to the San Joaquin County community. (b) Describe your interest in practicing in a behavioral health setting in San Joaquin County. (c) Describe how this funding will support your needs in pursuing graduate education.

Updated: April 25, 2024