Online/Hybrid MSW Program

The Online/Hybrid MSW program strives to meet the needs of both daytime working professionals and students living throughout California. The program offers synchronous online academic courses and traditionally an in-person internship field education component. The course schedule is designed for continuous enrollment throughout the entirety of the program.

Academic courses are completed online (with asynchronous sessions and synchronous sessions usually held on weekday evenings after 6:00PM). Internships are typically completed in-person and traditionally take place during weekdays and during regular agency business working hours. The vast majority of internship options are available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM during normal agency business hours from Mondays through Fridays. Weekend only and evening only internships are rare and should not be expected. Students should expect to complete a minimum of 16 hours of internship per week between Mondays and Fridays. 

If admitted, students must be able to study in California and complete their internships in California. Over the summer, newly admitted students to the Online/Hybrid MSW program are expected to complete readings, complete a writing preparation skills course, attend mandatory orientation sessions, and attend a field internship fair (if available).

The Online/Hybrid MSW program offers two options: a two-year option and a one-year advanced standing option.

The two-year Online/Hybrid MSW program is a 60-unit program, where students are expected to complete 35 units in the first year and then 25 units in the second year.

The one-year Online/Hybrid MSW Advanced Standing option program is a 37-unit program.

We are reiterating information about planned *fee increases that is listed on the official SJSU PaCE website. The planned fee increases are as follows:

Fall 2024 to Summer 2025: $600 Per Unit

Fall 2025 to Summer 2026: $630 Per Unit

Fall 2026 to Summer 2027: $662 Per Unit

Fall 2027 to Summer 2028: $695 Per Unit

Fall 2028 to Summer 2029: $729 Per Unit

*Fees are expected to increase by 5% in each subsequent academic year starting in Fall 2025. SJSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum; however, fees listed in published schedules may need to be increased to maintain the high quality of education we offer and are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the campus President, as appropriate.

Please consider your interest in the Online/Hybrid MSW Program carefully. 

The Online/Hybrid MSW program requires strong time-management and organizational skills, independent work, and comfort with technology. In addition, some opportunities are limited in the Online/Hybrid MSW program. There is limited availability for the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program. 

Prior to applying for the Online/Hybrid MSW Program, please be sure to review the following:

Online/Hybrid program FAQ Document

Online/Hybrid Example Course Plan