Welcome from the Chair

The Loma Linda University Department of Social Work and Social Ecology is well-known and respected for excellence in academic and professional programs, providing advanced coursework in evidence-based, resiliency-informed practice, and translational research. Specially we provide a Christian environment emphasizing whole-person care from a biopsychosocialspiritual perspective; opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, within LLU and at external practicum sites; personal mentoring through student to faculty ratios of 10:1 for master's programs and 5:1 for doctoral programs; a comprehensive system of behavioral health and medical care; and experiential learning opportunities in behavioral health in the areas of mental health, child welfare, criminal justice, gerontology, medical social work, policy, and school counseling.

Department Highlights

  • ​#1 Advanced Clinical Social Work Program in a faith-based university in California
  • Program described by a local government representative as the "platinum MSW program in the region"
  • International internship now available in Samoa
  • MSW student from 2018 recognized as recipient of the NASW Student of the Year by NASW's Region F
  • MSW program alumna honored by NASW's Region F as Social Worker of the Year (2018)
  • Loma Linda Phi Alpha Honor Society, Iota Pi Chapter has received numerous national awards for its philanthropic and community service programs, and has the distinction of being the only chapter in the United States to receive all four of the annual awards given out by the national Phi Alpha Honor Society in the same year
  • MSW students are actively engaged in global service around the world (Cuba, Thailand, Angola, Bolivia, Nepal, and more) through experiences offered annually by the University through Students in Mission Service
  • Hybrid (online and onsite) evening program available starting in the 2019-20 academic year

Contact Information

For admissions information, please contact us:

Doreen Cornejo
Email sowk@llu.edu
Phone 909-379-7572
Location 1898 Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408

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