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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Our Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and prepares graduates to serve as professional social workers who excel in all levels of practice in economically and socially diverse environments. Graduates of our program are prepared to work with diverse populations, advocate in a variety of settings, ensure equitable access for disenfranchised populations and promote social justice.

EXCITING NEWS: Our School of Social Work has redesigned the MSW program curriculum in order to offer students an innovative academic experience that prepares them for excellence as professional social workers in an ever-evolving world. For more information, please refer to the "MSW Program Overview" link on the bottom right of this page.

HOW TO APPLY: Application to the MSW program is a TWO-STEP process: applicants must first apply to the University (CSULB) and then submit a supplemental application packet directly to the School of Social Work. Refer to the "MSW Application Guidelines" link on the bottom right of this page for details. We encourage prospective applicants to attend one of our information meetings to learn more about the program and the application process.

Thank you for your interest in our program!


Fall 2015 MSW Admissions Information



Fall 2015 MSW Admission Application

Fall 2015 MSW Reference Form

These forms are PDFs that can be filled-in, saved and then printed. If the form does not display correctly, try another internet browser. Electronic submissions are not accepted by the School of Social Work.

DEADLINES (to apply to MSW program):

CSU Mentor Application: The deadline to apply to CSULB through CSU Mentor is February 15, 2015.

School of Social Work Application: School of Social Work supplemental application packets are due February 15, 2015.

Questions? Attend an Information Meeting