West Oahu Cohort

The profession of social work promotes human and community well-being. Social workers focus on social and economic justice at the local, national, and global level. They are often pioneers - challenging the status quo and working tirelessly to help others help themselves. Social workers have many options for specialization. Choose what impassions you in areas such as: child or adult protective services, health care, mental health, individual and family counseling, criminal justice, community organizing, or social agency administration. Social work is one of the fastest growing professions with demand for social workers projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026. This is a perfect time to get an MSW degree. 

Why HPU? 

  • The goal of HPU's MSW program is to prepare graduates to become advanced generalists with a focus on culturally relevant practice. 
  • The learning environment at HPU is truly multi-cultural, with students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. 
  • HPU understands the needs of working adults, offering flexible scheduling options. 
  • In addition to being committed teachers, researchers, and scholars, faculty in the MSW program are veteran practitioners. Students will benefit greatly from their experience as community leaders and advocates. 

What's special about the Westside model?

What's special about the Westside model? 

  • Designed for people who are working and need flexibility of a non-traditional format. 
  • Delivered on the Westside of Oahu, diminishing commute time. 
  • Utilizes a cohort model; students enter as a group and process through the program together. These are important connections you will use during your studies and beyond. 
  • Designed to be completed in three years with three classes each semester. You will have full-time status and yet a schedule that fits with the many demands on your time. 
  • You may be eligible for a 30% tuition reduction if you are currently working in the area of human services and your employer has a tuition agreement with HPU.