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How to Apply


The first step in applying to the MSW program is to apply to Cal State LA via the Cal State Apply Website.

The MSW application is included in the university online application in Quadrant 4 (Q4). 

You complete only one application to apply to both the university and the MSW program. In Q4 you will be able to upload your personal statement, resume and unofficial transcripts from all school attended. When you provide the name and email address for the person writing your reference letters they will be sent an email with the reference form to complete and submit.

Be sure you are applying for the right start term and the right campus location. The start term for the Advanced Standing one year program (ASP) is Summer 2021 at the Downtown (DTLA) campus and Fall 2021 for the 2 Year and 3 Year programs at the main campus. Please note we admit students only once per year for each of the programs.  Once you have submitted the application and paid the application fee of $70.00 you will be issued a Campus Identification Number (CIN).

You will need the 9-digit CIN # in order to check your application progress on the Golden Eagle Territory (GET) portal.