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Department of Social Work

Housed in the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing, the Department of Social Work was founded in 2006 with an intentional focus on bringing attention to and addressing structural inequities through the lens of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality.  We offer two enrollment options for the Master of Social Work program; a full-time two-year option and a three-year, part-time option. In the final year of study, students gain a deeper level of knowledge, values, and skills to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate in one of three specialization areas: Children, Youth and Families; Community Mental Health and Community Capacity Building. Please peruse our website to learn more about our curriculum, the application process, and our wonderful faculty and staff.

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Department of Social Work
CSU Dominguez Hills
 1000 East Victoria St, WH 385
Carson, CA 90747
 : 310-243-3170
 : 310-928-7268
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For MSW Admissions questions or Application status please email: mswadmissions@csudh.edu

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Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Cal State University Dominguez Hills Community Advisory Committee is comprised of directors and leaders of county and non-profit social service agencies serving the greater Los Angeles area, and alumni from our program. The purpose of the CAC is to promote the professional growth and advancement of social work at Cal State Dominguez Hills. The role of the CAC is to work collaboratively with the program chair and faculty to promote the department’s focus on quality, education, and community engagement. The Committee meets at least twice per year and contributes to leadership activities that enhance student and community life throughout the year.