College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Social Work

Social Workers - The Invisible First Responders

Rainy Day MSW Graduates

Support Master of Social Work student scholarships especially during COVID-19.  Their training and skills are essential to the healing of our country.

  • Support the mental health of doctors and nurses so they can continue to support their patients
  • Family members
  • People in mourning
  • People with survivor's guilt
  • People who have someone needing chronic care
  • People facing job loss and economic collapse
  • People who have to let workers go from their jobs
  • People facing mental health issues like PTSD
  • The whole family, children as well as adults
  • Schools and the people who work there

Your donations go twice as far. Several of our generous donors have offered to match contributions, up to a total of $10,000.

Hear from our students...

Social Workers - the glue to help rebuild a broken world

Individual Student Stories

Tihane Velez-Abraham, 2019 cohort, MSW student

Daisy Fuentes-Salazar, 2019 cohort, MSW student

Ivonne Garcia De Leon, 2019 cohort, MSW student

Caterina Poehner, 2019 cohort, MSW student

Alberto Diaz, 2018 cohort, MSW graduate - Class of 2020

Master of Social Work Program

In the early 2000s, a group of devoted community partners in California's Central Coast tri-county area promoted the development of the Master of Social Work at CSU Monterey Bay.

The MSW Program continues to prepare social work professional to serve the vulnerable and underserved populations in the area.

Since the first cohort in 2010, the program has graduated nearly 300 students. The MSW Program was awarded the maximum eight years of accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.

Master of Social Work 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

The Master of Social Work Program celebrates its 10 year anniversary in 2020. The Department of Social Work intends to host a celebration when safety permits at the Salinas City Center also known as the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA.

Stay tuned for further information!