School of Social Work

Degree Programs

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW), Master of Social Work (MSW)


The SFSU School of Social Work’s Masters of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Social Work (BASW) programs have been placed on conditional accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation, as of October 2016. Conditional accreditation of our programs by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation indicates that we have not demonstrated compliance with one of CSWE’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Programs in Conditional Accreditation Status must demonstrate compliance with all standards within one year of being placed on Conditional Status. Both programs at SFSU are actively working on our assessment plan, which will move us from Conditional Status to Full Compliance.

*Students who graduate from programs with Conditional Accredited Status will still be recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program.

For more information about social work accreditation at SFSU, you may contact Susanna

Jones, PhD, MSW, Director & Professor, SFSU School of Social Work at or 415-405-4084. You may also contact the Council on Social Work

Education Office on Accreditation Accreditation.




Mission Statement


The mission of the School of Social Work is to educate students to become competent human service providers for versatile, creative, and sensitive practice in multiple settings and involving diverse populations. The School provides educational foundations that promote just and secure communities, societies, and global networks, as well as fosters leadership, scholarship, and activism, to achieve equity and social justice.