Social work

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Admission Process and Program Overview for Fall 2015

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). 

Fall 2015 Admissions OPEN Applications:

ProgramInformationApply HerePreferred DeadlineApplication Close Date
Ventura Three YearThree YearThe Tseng CollegeMay 15, 2015June 30, 2015

Fall 2015 Admissions CLOSED Applications:

ProgramInformationApply HerePriority Deadline**Final Deadline
On-Campus Two YearTwo YearOn-Site Application ChecklistDecember 1, 2014January 14, 2015
On-Campus Three YearThree YearOn-Site Application ChecklistDecember 1, 2014January 14, 2015
ProgramInformationApply HerePriority Deadline**Final Deadline
Online Two YearOnline Two YearThe Tseng CollegeDecember 1, 2014January 14, 2015
College of the Canyons Three YearCOC Three YearThe Tseng CollegeDecember 1, 2014January 14, 2015



DO NOT submit a CSUMentor online application if your intention is to apply ONLY to the off-campus program. The CSUMentor online application is used primarily for the on-campus program.  If your TOP CHOICE cohort is either an online or off-site program, instead follow the specific application instructions found on, including the MSW Step-by-Step Application Guide (off-campus version).

However, if you are interested in being considered for BOTH on-campus and off-campus programs, submit ONLY the CSUMentor application (not the off-campus version) and continue following the on-campus program’s application process. On your “CSUN MSW PROGRAM APPLICATION,” make sure to indicate which of the off-campus programs you are also interested in. Applicants may submit only one application to one program per academic term. 

**Priority Deadline means that we will review the packet for completeness and inform the applicant if they are missing anything or if anything needs editing. Priority Deadline does not mean we read the application and give feedback nor does it mean that the applicant has a better chance of getting into the program.

For more information on our off-campus programs, visit The Tseng College, or contact our Offsite Program Coordinator, Rachel Navarro, at or 818-677-5902.

If you have additional questions about the MSW program or the on-campus application process, please do not hesitate to contact our Admission Coordinator, Marlene Cardozo, at or 818-677-7630.



Dr. Amy Levin, Department Chair

Dr. Herman DeBose, Admissions Committee Chair

Marlene Cardozo, Administrative Admissions & Student Engagement Coordinator