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The Master of Social Work Online Option at CSUSB is called the Pathway Distance Education Program. The Pathway Distance Education Program shares the same mission and content as the on-campus programs offered by the School of Social Work and offers accredited, professional education to students who are unable to attend the main campus at CSUSB or any other 4-year university.

The Pathway Distance Education program offers an online option towards a Master Degree in Social Work (MSW) that can be completed in 3 years.  The 60 semester-unit program costs $650 per unit.  The total cost of the program is $39,000.

Additionally, the Pathway Distance Education Program offers the Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Stipend Program.  


The Pathway Distance Education program is rated highly both nationally and State wide:

  • Social Work Guide rates us as number 2 in California in California and number 5 in the nation.
  • rates us as number 2 in California, “best in the west”, and number 14 in the nation.
  • Great Value Colleges rates us as number 3 (of programs that do not require a GRE) in the nation.

Students interested in the Pathway Distance Education program should contact and 909.537.4478