MSW Program

MSW ADMISSIONS FALL 2014: Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


MSW Admission FAQ's


MSW Program Admissions Application Information

Please note: The MSW Program application process involves the submission of a two part application:

  • FIRST-  SFSU Apply online through CSU Mentor (Graduate Studies)
  • SECOND- Apply to the MSW Program*

*Upon completion of the CSU Mentor application, the applicant should complete the MSW Program Application (located at the bottom of this page). Incomplete or late applications and supporting documents will not be accepted.


Admissions to SFSU through CSU Mentor begins – Tuesday, October 1, 2013. For detailed information go to SFSU Graduate Studies: (Domestic Admissions). International applicants, please go to: for more information.

CSU Mentor Admission Deadline – Sunday, December 15, 2013 before 11:59PM. Upon completion of applicant's CSU Mentor online application, applicant will receive an email from Graduate Studies with a link to the School of Social Work Masters of Social Work (MSW) application.

Deadline to submit a completed MSW Application and all other required supplemental supporting documents: Monday, December 16, 2013, postmarked before 11:59PM.

A complete packet consists of: completed MSW Application with transcripts (officlal or unofficial); three original Reference Forms; and at least one Verification Letter(s) of Employment. Reference and Verification documents must be submitted in separate envelopes, sealed and signed across the envelope flap by the recommender. The complete packet must be submitted and postmarked by the above due date. Hand delivered document packets to the School must be received before 4:00 pm on Monday, December 16, 2013. Do not slip envelopes containing these documents under the School of Social Work office door (HSS 227) as they will not be accepted.


Deadline to submit Child Welfare Title IV–E Application- Monday, December 16, 2013, postmarked before 11:59PM.


Summer 2014 PPSC Post–MSW application deadline - Monday, April 7, 2014

Pre-MSW PPSC Application

Post-MSW PPSC Application

Verification of Standards Form


After you have completed the CSU Mentor application to San Francisco State University, please complete the School of Social Work Application and Supporting Documents:

2014 MSW Program Application Instructions

2014 MSW Program Application

2014 Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program Application

2014 MSW Reference Form

2014 MSW Employment Verification Form


If you applied for admission to the MSW program for Fall 2013 and would like to reactivate your application for Fall 2014, please complete the following form:

2014 MSW Admission Reactivation Form