California State University - Northridge Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 11 Reviews
  • Northridge (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,981
0% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Fed Up
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2023
  • Degree: Social Work
"The practicum department is unethical and unsupportive. They won’t have your back, and won’t admit their mistakes. They’ll gaslight you all the way. You’re better off going somewhere else for the MSW. It’s just not worth the grief. Go elsewhere. Respect yourself."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I like csun but not the msw program. Go to another college if you want to get your msw program. They are not honest when it comes to the job market for social workers."
Marisol Solano
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of the Social Work Graduate program is the professors are relatable, accessible and very supportive. Often the administrator is sending links for scholarships, extracurricular activities and events to keep the cohort connected. The program does use technology well, we stay informed through a program called moodle, where the professor posts videos, important links and documents and other educational resources.The cohort is pretty small thus it really does feel like a family. The cons of the graduate program is the work load is pretty heavy, spending two days to school and interning for another two, it does become a little consuming. Lastly, our grad program's value is not the best as we are not very recognized in the school or are a prestigious program, in revers I always find myself explaining to students what social work even is."
kristen bustillos
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"I love cohort MSW program. The professors are great and the program curriculum is challenging and relevant"
Stephany Samia
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"A pro for the Master's in Social Work program at CSU, Nothridge includes many things. This program is an accredited program through CalSWEC, which provides students with more access and opportunities regarding potential future employment as well as alternative ways to achieve financial aid. I think that this is one of the top benefits for being a part of this program at this particular campus, as not all Social Work programs are accredited - and this matters. Another pro is that that program is a more generalist focus of Social Work rather than a single concentrated area of the field. I feel as though this enhances the knowledge, diversity of skills, and comfort in a variety of positions where they may be needed as opposed to only one area in such a diverse field. Like many Master's programs, financial aid is a negative aspect, however as a CSU, Cal State Northridge is more affordable than say, a UC or a private university. There are definitely means for financial assistance, however, aid for Master's programs are less available than say undergraduate or PhD students. Another negative, or con, is that some students may not have the availability required to complete the MSW program. I believe that the required attention is similar at many universities, but that does include a full time schedule in addition to required supervised hours as part of an internship in the field. Thus, making is difficult for an additional job, social life, or family time. The benefit to this though? A foot in the door for a possible job after school!"
Karen Zambroni
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"I enjoyed my undergrad education at CSUN. I was challenged academically but was also able to particpate in extra curricular activities. There are many opportunities on this campus. In the fall of 2014 I will begin the MSW program at CSUN. I'm excited to go back!!!"
Mona Balooch
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am loving my experience as a graduate student. It is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. CSUN has been a great graduate school as well. The coursework is challenging yet doable."
Mona Balooch
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really enjoy my graduate program in the school of social work. The classes are all pre-registered for me automatically so I don't have to worry about getting into the classes that are needed. The professors are great."
Alyssa Zepeda
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The only con about my particular program is that its an off-campus program so I cant always access the things available to on campus students simply because of distance. Other than that I am more than satisfied with my program. My professors are kind, accessible and knowledgeable. This program has made me grow not only as a person but as a social worker. Its truly a beautiful program."
Elvis Rosales
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"This school is great!. The faculty is invested in your success. The campus is nice and so are the residential areas that surround it."
Stacy Chavarria
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I feel that the major pro to this part time program is that you can work full-time while still being able to juggle internship and schoolwork. It is close to many surrounding cities and the professors are very educated in the material they teach. The biggest con is having no vacation time ! We begin early january and go on all year until the end of December ! Hard work will pay off ! Other than that this program has allowed me to continue with being able to work but also further my education. I am very thankful for this part time program."