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California Graduate Education Schools & Programs

California Graduate Education Schools with Master's & PhD Degree Programs

University of California, Berkley Graduate Social Work Programs

The University of California at Berkley is one of the leading public universities in the United States, with a long and prestigious history of academic excellence. US News and World Reports ranked the School of Social Welfare as 6th in the nation for the best graduate social work degree programs.

PhD in Social Welfare Degree Program

Graduate candidates who seek careers in teaching, policy development, or social welfare research are well advised to seek a PhD in Social Welfare. Berkley offers students the unique ability to customize their coursework with the assistance and approval of a faculty advisor. Coursework selected must conform to three fields of study required for graduation, selection of a primary social problem, a social science theory, as well a specific area of social welfare intervention.

Contact Information

* Address: 120 Haviland Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-7400

* Phone Number: (510) 642-4341

University of Southern California Graduate Social Work Programs

The University of Southern California's School of Social Work ranks 8th in the nation for best graduate social work programs according to the 2008 rankings by US News and World Reports. Located in the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, the school provides students with many opportunities for exposure to a broad range of cultural and at-risk populations during the course of study.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) of Social Work

USC's School of Social Work is the largest such school in the state of California. Qualified students enrolled in the PhD degree program prepare themselves for a future in scholarly social work pursuits. The primary focus of coursework is to prepare students for careers in postsecondary teaching or social work research projects. Faculty-student mentoring programs allow students to select their own coursework based on their area of research interests.

Contact Information

* Address: Montgomery Ross Fisher Building Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411

* Phone Number: (213) 740-2711

San Diego State University Graduate Social Work Degree Programs

The School of Social Work at San Diego State University has been ranked 42nd in the nation for graduate social work degree programs by US News and World Reports. Located in San Diego, California, the school offers masters level and dual degrees in social work.

Master of Social Work Degree Program

SDSU offers three time options to complete their masters, depending on prior academic records and study. Two, three, and four year plans are available. Additionally, a one year Advanced standing plan is also available for students who possess an undergraduate degree in social work. To graduate, students must complete either a thesis or a comprehensive exam. Students can expect to learn skills to practice in the field of social work at an advanced practice level based on education in social work practice and theory, as well as extensive study of human behavior, societal influences, at-risk populations, and other coursework.

Contact Information

* Address: 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-4119

* Phone Number: (619) 594-6865

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