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2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Social Work

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 4th Floor in the Meiklejohn Hall building, Room 4064
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept Phone: (510) 885-4916


Professor Emerita

Dianne Rush Woods, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (LCSW, MPH)


Sarah Taylor (Chair), Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (MSW)

Holly Danforth Vugia, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, (LCSW, PPSC)

Associate Professors

Toni Naccarato, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (MSW)

Rose Wong, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (LCSW, MPA)

Assistant Professors

Kristen Gustavson, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (LCSW)

John Paul Horn, Ph.D. Boston University (MSW)


Department Statement

The Department of Social Work offers instruction at the graduate level to a diverse multicultural and multiracial student population, leading to the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Through teaching, advising and the field experience, MSW faculty members promote a sense of activism, social justice, commitment to change, and a vision of professional competence for students admitted to the program. The Cal State East Bay MSW degree focuses on urban social work practice with vulnerable and/or oppressed populations. The two-year program requires 60 units of coursework. There are two concentrations of choice: Children, Youth and Families or Community Mental Health. Within the program of study, students engage in both academic classes and field experience. This melding of coursework and field experience prepares students for effective social work practice in today’s increasingly diverse, complex multicultural and multiracial society.

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the Social Work Department has to offer.

  • Applying to MSW
  • Alumni Association
  • Scholarships
  • Student Associations
  • And more …


    Master of Social Work


      Social Work: Graduate