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MSW Application Instructions

Application to the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at CSULB is a TWO-STEP process. Applicants must first apply online to the University (CSULB) and then submit a separate MSW application packet directly to the School of Social Work by the deadline. Refer to the MSW Application Guidelines for full instructions.

STEP 1: Apply to the University (CSULB)

  • Complete the “Graduate Admission Application” online via Cal State Apply
  • Pay the $55.00 application fee to University Enrollment Services
  • Submit official transcripts directly to:

      Enrollment Services/Admissions
      1250 Bellflower Blvd.
      Long Beach, CA 90840


      Enrollment Services/Admissions (electronically)

STEP 2: Apply to the School of Social Work MSW Program

Applicants must submit a complete supplemental MSW application packet directly to the School of Social Work. The MSW application packet MUST include the following:

  • 2019 MSW Admission Application
  • Current Resume (see application for instructions)
  • Personal & Professional Statement (see application for instructions)
  • Three (3) 2019 MSW Reference Forms submitted in separate, sealed & signed envelopes
  • Elementary Statistics Course Syllabus (if course is not included on approved list posted to our website)

The MSW application packet must be submitted directly to the School of Social Work Admissions Office, SS/PA-161, CSULB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840