California has numerous social work programs offered by both state-funded schools and private colleges and universities. Several years ago, there was a prominent shortage of social workers within the state of California that was having a noticeable impact on a wide variety of disenfranchised populations. As a way of increasing motivation to become a social worker in California, a committed group of higher education administrators and professionals developed a plan to bring high-quality social work programs to several universities in California.
University of California campuses in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Southern California; San Jose State University; San Francisco State University; San Diego State University; and California State Universities at Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and Stanislaus all now offer Master of Social Work programs at state-funded schools in California. (more…)