MSW Program

FALL 2017 MSW ADMISSIONS: Upcoming Dates, Deadlines and 2017 MSW Supplemental Application COMING SOON!

MSW Admission FAQ's- Please read carefully!


MSW Program Admissions Application Information

Please note: The MSW Program application process involves a two-step process of submitting applications to both SFSU Graduate Studies and the School of Social Work:

  • Apply to SFSU through CSU Mentor (Graduate Studies) (
  • 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). Do not submit the MSW Program Application until you have received your SFSU Student ID number, which will be emailed to you following submission of the CSU Mentor application. Incomplete or late applications and supporting documents will not be accepted.


Admissions to SFSU through CSU Mentor begins – Thursday, October 1, 2015. For detailed information go to SFSU Graduate Studies:

CSU Mentor Admission Deadline – Tuesday, December 1, 2015, before 11:59PM


Deadline to submit a completed MSW Application and all other required supplemental supporting documents: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, postmarked before 11:59PM.

A complete packet consists of: completed MSW Application; three original Recommendation Forms; and Verification Letter(s) of Employment/Volunteer Work for each experience listed. Recommendation and Verification Forms 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 to:

MSW Admissions

School of Social Work

San Francisco State University 

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 227 

San Francisco, CA 94132 

Hand delivered document packets to the School must be received before 4:00 pm on Tuesday,December 15, 2015. 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- Tuesday, December 15, 2015 postmarked before 11:59PM.


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

2016 MSW Program Application Instructions

2016 MSW Program Application

2016 Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program Application

2016 MSW Recommendation Form

2016 MSW Employment/Volunteer Verification Form


If you applied for admission to the MSW program for Fall 2015 and would like to reactivate your application for Fall 2016, please complete the following form:

2016 MSW Admission Reactivation Form


Summer 2016 PPSC Post–MSW application deadline - Monday, May 16, 2016

Post-MSW PPSC Application

Verification of Standards Form

FAQs Summer 2016 Post-MSW PPSC Program/sites/default/files/social-work-faq-revApril7_1.pdf