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Department of Social Work Education

The Department of Social Work Education


About Us

The Department of Social Work Education (DSWE) at Fresno State is committed to the education of social workers at the bachelor's and master's levels who will provide social welfare services and leadership in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. The Department is committed to enhancing both the quality of life in the region and the capacity of citizens to identify and address their own social welfare needs and social justice concerns.Graduates of both programs intervene with individuals, families, groups, and other small systems as well as with human service agencies, voluntary organizations, neighborhoods, and communities.

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What We Offer Our Students

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The Department of Social Work Education offers two degree programs to educate beginning and advanced social work practitioners. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice as well as for graduate study in the human service field, including social work. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) prepares the learner for advanced multi-systems of social work practice as well as for doctoral study in social work and related human service arenas. 


Social Workers Are On The Rise

Please watch the brief video from Fresno State MSW students on why Social Workers are necessary for people and communities.

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February 19   President's Day - Campus Closed
March 8 - 10   SW Student Border Trip
March 16   Phi Alpha induction Ceremony
March 25-29   Spring Break
April 1   Cesar Chavez Day - Campus Closed 
April 21 - 22   NASW -CA Legistlative Lobby Days
April 25   Social Work & Human Services Career Fair / MSW2 Poster Presentations


Virtual MSW/Title IV-E info sessions

The MSW Application period for Fall 2025 will open in October.



Regular Semester Office Hours
M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
Office staff are not available from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch.


Summer Office Hours
M-F 7:00am-3:30pm
Office staff are not available from 12:00-12:30pm for lunch.

Faculty and staff are available remotely via email. You can find the faculty/staff directory here.