Fall 2016 MSW Program Application (Subject to Change)

Applications will be accepted between October TBD, 2015 and January TBD, 2016.  Applications must be sumbitted no later than 4:00 PM on January TBD, 2016.

Fall 2016 MSW Application and Checklist (Availble in October 2015)

Contact MSW Admission

Email MSW Admission:

(temporary Admission Assist.)

ryan.jones@csus.edu


Please thoroughly review ALL information on the MSW website, including the FAQs, prior to emailing MSW Admissions. Answers to most questions can be found with the information provided on the website. 

Fall 2016 Reference Form (Availble in October 2015)

Fall 2016 MSW Instructions for Applicants (Availble in October 2015)

Liberal Arts Form (Non CSU/UC Graduates only)

What are the minimum requirements to apply for the CSUS MSW Program?

  • Academic Requirement: Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have at least a 2.80 GPA in the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework.
  • A copy of the Score Report from the Revised General GRE (Graduate Records Examination)
    • The GRE is proctored and reviewed by a private organization separate from CSUS and the Division of Social Work.  Any questions or concerns about exam registration, payment, or examination procedures should be directed to the ETS organization.  Testing information, testing locations, and sample materials can be found at: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/centers_dates/.
    • Only the analytical writing portion will be reviewed by the Division of Social Work.
    • GRE Score Reports must be included with the MSW application packet.
  • Human Biology Requirement: have passed an acceptable course with human Biology content with a grade of "C" or better.  Course content should include: Introduction to the major concepts of biology and their application to humans, reproduction and heredity, energy, and metabolism, ecology, evolution, and the levels of biological organization using the human as an example. Must be completed no later than August 21, 2015. Click here for a SAMPLE of acceptable Human Biology classes.
  • Statistics Requirement: have passed an acceptable course in statistics with a grade of ''C'' or better. Course content should include:  Descriptive and inferential statistics, sampling, probability distribution, introduction to research methods, relationship of statistics to research methods. Must be completed no later than August 21, 2015. Click here for a SAMPLE of acceptable Statistics classes.

How do I apply for the CSUS MSW Program?

  1. Apply to the University with the online CSU Mentor Application through the Office of Graduate Studies
    1. Go to www.csumentor.edu to access the University application.  Follow instructions to submit application and pay application fee.
    2. Print your confirmation page after you submit your CSU Mentor application, and include the print out with your MSW application packet.
    3. REMEMBER this is one of two applications you will submit.  The Division of Social Work application is separate.
  2. Take the Revised General GRE (Graduate Records Examination) by January TBD, 2016
    1. Testing information, testing locations, and sample materials can be found at: http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/centers_dates/The GRE is proctored and reviewed by a private organization separate from CSUS and the Division of Social Work.  Any questions or concerns about exam registration, payment, or examination procedures should be directed to the ETS organization.
    2. Only the analytical writing portion will be reviewed by the Division of Social Work.
    3. GRE Score Reports must be included with the MSW application packet.  **For those applicants who have taken the GRE, but do not have access to scores yet, please write in the date you took the GRE on your application checklist, and send your score report as soon as it becomes available.  You will not be disqualified for not having your score report with your packet as long as you take the GRE by 1/tbd/16.**
  3. Complete the Fall 2016 Division of Social Work MSW Application
    1. Application packets must be submitted in person or postmarked by January tbd, 2016.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
    2. Please read the Instructions for MSW Applicants Fall 2016. (availble soon)
    3. If your bachelor's degree is NOT from a UC/CSU you will need to complete the Liberal Arts Form.  The Liberal Arts Form is available HERE. (Available soon)
    4. Your three references should utilize the Reference Form.  References need not submit letters.  Points will not be given for references without a reference form

Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2016 MSW Applicant Information Sessions

Day

Date

Time

Location

Tue

Oct 13

6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Wed

Oct 28

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Tue

Nov 03

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Fri

Nov 13

6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Tue

Nov 17

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Well – Meadow  & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Thu

Dec 03

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Thu

Dec 10

6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl

Mon

Dec 14

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Well – Meadow & Vineyard – 2nd fl