Admission to the Master of Social Work Program

The Department of Social Work offers a two-year MSW program and a MSW flex program. The two-year MSW program is administered by the Department of Social Work and delivered on Fullerton’s main campus. Courses in the two-year program are scheduled on weekdays. The MSW flex program is administered through University Extended Education and is delivered at CSUF's Irvine campus. Courses in the MSW flex program are scheduled on weekday evenings. The MSW flex program is subject to all the fee and registration requirements of University Extended Education.

Students are admitted to the MSW programs during the Fall semester only. The admission cycle for Fall 2018 will begin on October 1, 2017. If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, you may contact the Department of Social Work Admissions Coordnator (657-278-3116) or the MSW Prospective Student Advisor.

Below, you will find links to both the University and Department of Social Work applications. Both applications are required for admission to the MSW program.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Step 1: Please read the MSW program application instructions thoroughly prior to starting your application.

Application Instructions (PDF) (Updated for Fall 2018)

Letter of Recommendation Form (PDF) - An online Letter of Recommendation option is availble within the MSW Application

Step 2: Click the link below to apply online to the University. The CSU Apply Application must be completed prior to starting the Department of Social Work Application.

Cal State Apply

Note: MSW program applicants at the Fullerton campus must select Social Work as a major.

Applicants for the MSW Flex program, offered through University Extended Education, must select Social Work-ExEd as a major.

Step 3: Click the button below to start your online application to the Department of Social Work: available on October 1, 2017. CWID and CSUF email will be required to start the application.

Start your application online


Department of Social Work

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room EC-207,
Phone: (657) 278-8452,
Fax: (657) 278-2440


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