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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

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 2015 will begin on October 1, 2014. If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, you may contact the Department of Social Work (657-278-8452) 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: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Application Instructions (PDF) (Updated for Fall 2015)

Letter of Recommendation Form (PDF)

Step 2: Click the link below to apply online to the University

CSU Mentor

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, 2014.

Start your application online