Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program was recently recognized by as one of the “Editor’s Picks for the Best CSWE-accredited MSW Programs in California.” APU is ranked alongside top universities, such as UCLA and USC. recommends APU’s MSW program for many reasons, including flexible options for one-year, two-year, and three-year degrees, and electives in various social work fields.

We are honored to be recognized as one of the best CSWE accredited MSW programs in California,” said Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work. “As a primarily in-person program, we are firmly committed to advancing our mission inside and outside of the classroom, which is to prepare ethical, holistically trained social work practitioners. The faculty are dedicated to engaging students in deep learning, mentoring individuals for their career, and calling to advocate, serve, and be a voice for marginalized individuals and communities.” 

APU's MSW program, which is offered at the Azusa and San Bernardino campuses, is designed to prepare students for a wide range of social work opportunities, and to gain the foundational skills necessary for effective social work practice upon graduation. The program includes full-time, part-time, and advanced standing options and focuses on developing skills through innovative classroom teaching and applied learning in a dynamic, community-based field internship. APU receives accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the BSW and MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). is owned and operated by Wiley University Services. Their content originates from many different education content writers. Their views and opinions are their own and for information purposes only. For more information, visit