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

Social Work Guide rates us as number 2 in California and number 23 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

The Pathway, Distance Education Program at CSUSB School of Social Work provides accredited professional education for students who are unable to attend the main campus, in San Bernardino.  Such students may:

Live too far away from a university offering four-year degrees and graduate education.


Be in a work or personal situation that makes attendance at CSUSB impracticalPlease note, CSUSB School of Social Work offers a three-year, on-campus, evening, M.S.W. degree for working students. If your onlyreason for wanting to attend the Pathway M.S.W. Program is that it would be more convenient for you, you will probably be assessed as ineligible for the Pathway M.S.W. Program.

The Pathway Distance Education Program facilitates a professional pathway for such students, offering:  

Pathway Distance Education, Information Video 

Pathway Distance Education Program Flier

Students who live outside the USA:

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to offer the program internationally. We are still building and improving our curriculum as well as developing our support services. At this time, we do not have the capacity to serve students who live outside of the USA. Our aim is to be able to offer the program internationally in the future and we are working towards that goal. So please check our web site every so often to stay in touch with our progress on this.


A mandatory 3-day orientation is held at the CSUSB main campus each summer while students are enrolled in the MSW Pathway Distance Education Program.Students interested in the Pathway Distance Education Program should send an email message to You will receive a response within 48 hours.