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College of Professional Studies
Location: Welch Hall
Phone: 1- 800-344-5484
Fax: 310-516-3542

For more information related to the MSW program, please contact our
Administrative Support Assistant
(310) 243-3170



Admission to the Master of Social Work program is limited to the fall semester each academic year; we do not offer spring or summer enrollment.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2010, however applications may be accepted after that date until the program has reached capacity.

Criteria for Admission
The CSUDH MSW Program Admission Committee welcomes applicants that can demonstrate high academic achievement and potential for professional social work practice.

    • Completed bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts background from an accredited institution.  Coursework should include a minimum of three (3) courses in the behavioral sciences (social work, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychology, economics, political science, gender or ethnic studies), two (2) courses in the humanities (philosophy, history, literature, religious studies, performing or visual arts, etc.), one (1) course in English composition and the two outlined prerequisites.
    • A complete application packet including:one set of official transcripts from each college and university attended, personal statement, 3 sealed letters of recommendation, optional GRE scores, and the application itself. Please see the application for more detail.
    • Students are required to have a 2.75 GPA to be admitted to the MSW program. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered based on their meeting certain other criteria.
    • Students are required to have passed one (1) course in Elementary Statistics.
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are strongly recommended if GPA is below 3.0.


    Information Orientations for Prospective Students
    Come to the Information Orientations and learn more about:

    • Accreditation
    • Curriculum
    • Field Education
    • Application Process
    • CalSWEC & IUC

    In addition, prospective students will be able to get their questions answered and meet the faculty and staff of the MSW program.  If you would like to attend one of our Information Orientations, please contact the Department of Social Work at (310) 243-3170.


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