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Masters in Social Work

The School of Social Work Masters program (MSW) offers three options for students interested in furthering their social work education. The eleven month Advanced Standing Program (ASP) has a summer start term at the Down Town Los Angeles (DTLA) campus. The traditional two-year and three-year programs start in the Fall semester at the main campus.

Apply to the University

The MSW 2022 application is online and is included in the university online application in Quadrant 4 (Q4). There is no longer a separate application for the MSW program. To apply to the university and the MSW program you will be submitting only one online application, which can be found at You will need to submit the 2022-2023 CSU Postbaccalaureate and Graduate Admission application.

In Quadrant 4 of the university application you will need to upload the following documents:

  • Your personal statement
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript from all schools attended
  • You will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of the individuals who will be completing your reference forms and they will be sent an email with the reference form to complete and submit.

Additional Links and Requirements

Admission Requirements

What can I do with a Social Work Degree?

Contact for More MSW Information

MSW Admissions Coordinator

Michelle Lightburn
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (323) 343-4684

Administrative Support Coordinator II

June Humphrey
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (323) 343-4684