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

  • 9 Reviews
  • San Marcos (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,671
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I loved the opportunities it gave me and being so close to home. Most of the professors are wonderful, it's hard work but worth it!"
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"CSUSM is an amazing school for someone who wants the college experience but does not want the big University feeling. CSUSM has smaller classes and the teachers are able to know you by name. It has been a great opportunity to learn and grown at CSUSM and I am excited to graduate with my Masters in Social Work degree in the next year."
Veronica Harrison
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really like the fact that I am able to attend part time and it also includes the concentration that I am interested in. I also like that we are in a cohort model, so I get to work with my fellow future-social workers for the next 2.5 years; it really feels like a family. The professors have amazing experience and genuinely care for our well-being. One of the cons of this program, and of the school as a whole is their parking. Parking is unreasonably expensive, especially compared to other schools in the California State University system. Also, the classrooms that they have placed us in are very far from the school's parking lot, and because we take classes at night, I feel that there are plenty of other open classrooms on the main campus that we can be placed at instead."
Stephen Quartucci
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Although the MSW program at California State University San Marcos is still in its infancy, the quality of the program is top-tier. The faculty members are ambitious and their excitement towards getting the program recognized is infectious. The school offers both full and part-time programs to accommodate students who are employed or may not be able to fit the full-time regiment into their current life circumstances. The program is well rounded and emphasizes research and an evidence-based practices approach that gives students the knowledge and tools necessary to assist their future clients. If you are contemplating pursuing a MSW, I would highly recommend that you look into the program offered at CSUSM!"
Caroline Adjimi
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"The advantage of my graduate program is to have access to instructor and staff when needed. They are always willing to help whether is associate or not with class material. Lectures in general are like open discussions where students share their personal life without being afraid of confidential issues. Adding to that, there is not too many student in the class which facilitate discussions and understanding of the material. However, the disadvange of the program is that as being an international students, the university does not offer financial aid for us which makes it a little difficult sometimes to survive. Overall, I really enjoy very much going to Cal State University San Marcos because this university has helped me grow in many different ways. Being the successful young woman I am today goes all to what I have learned there. Thank you for considering my review."
Jeremiah Hein
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am in the MSW program here at CSUSM and even though it is a fledgling program, it is competitive, succinct, and very enriching. I would recommend it above other MSW programs because you get field experience your first year in addition to your second year. Other MSW programs only put you in your practicum your 2nd year."
Angelica Curiel
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Instructors are extremely helpful and always available for students. Curriculum is great and everything is tied into real life skills and possible scenerios. However, program is new and things change rapidly."
brenda ferro
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"the pros are that we get a say in what goes on because it is a new program. the cons are that it is stressful because it is a new program and we all want to see it succeed."
Jennifer Briggs
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"So far so good.....Alumni & Graduate program attendee!"