MSW On-Campus Program | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University
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Now accepting applications for Fall! Apply by 7/31/20. (Application fees waived for Fall 2020.)

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Join Dr. Kimberly Freeman, MSW Program Director, for an online info session, occurring on the first and third Mondays of every month from 6-7 PM (Pacific). Just click below during the scheduled time to join the meeting!

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Program Highlights

The Loma Linda University MSW program emphasizes the biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to advanced clinical social work practice in behavioral health institutions and agencies. Students gain expertise in cutting-edge and evidence-based trauma- and resiliency-informed interventions that support prevention, early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Experiential learning through Loma Linda University Health's internationally recognized health system and specialized community agencies provide students with advanced learning opportunities in integrated behavioral health, inpatient care, and global practice settings.

A whole-person care approach is utilized to promote wellness for individuals and families. The program is based on the institutional and professional values of compassion, integrity, excellence, freedom, and justice.

The Loma Linda University MSW program is specifically designed to provide you with:

  • a meaningful career as a clinical social worker;
  • required courses needed for LCSW licensure;
  • preparation for advanced community and global practice¬†within a diversity of behavioral health settings; and
  • preparation for clinical and administrative leadership in behavioral health.

On-Campus Program Information:

  • 78 quarter units (equivalent to 52 semester units)
  • 1080 hours of practicum, including one year of generalist practice and one year of advanced clinical practice
  • 2-, 3-, and 4-year program options
  • Core courses taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays with practicum on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • 2-year, full-time program cost, including a $10,000 scholarship for qualified students, available here*
  • 3-year, part-time program cost, including a $10,000 scholarship for qualified students, available here*
  • Work-study available to qualified students in the amount of $17,000
  • Specialization in clinical practice
  • Sample 2-, 3-, and 4-year curriculum guides available¬†here
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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*When comparing programs, it is important to consider all costs, as many programs only post tuition costs without the associated fees.