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Admission Process and Program Overview for Fall 2020

Fall 2021 Information Session 

Please save the date for our virtual information session on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:00pm.  Please note that attending this virtual event requires:

  • an RSVP, and
  • agreement to participate in a recorded event 

We will be recording this information session to provide prospective students with admissions information who are unable to attend the synchronous event live on September 16th at 6:00 pm.

In order to RSVP, please email our Student Assistant at msw_studentassistant@csun.edu with the following:

  • First and last name,
  • current email address, and
  • if applicable, your request for communication services (see note below)

Note: Communication services, (sign language interpreters) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted five working days prior to the event.


The Fall 2020 Application is now closed.

The Fall 2021 Application will open on October 1, 2020.


On-Campus Program:

On-Campus applicants must complete both the Cal State Apply Application and Department Application. 

All components listed on the Admissions Checklist will be uploaded to the Department Application website.
Click here to view the Fall 2020 Admissions Checklist (.pdf)
An updated checklist will be available on October 1, 2020.


Online Program:

Applicants interested in the online program must apply through Tseng College.

Online MSW Program - Fall 2020 Admissions Checklist (.pdf) 
An updated checklist will be available on October 1, 2020.