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Application Materials

MSW Application Materials

THE MSW PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. 

Application materials for Fall 2019 cohort will go live on August 13, 2018. All applications will be DUE on November 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM. 

Note: Requirements for the next admission cycle are subject to change without prior notification.

Your Application Packet Will Need The Following:

Program Application

Complete all required sections and submit with required documentation.

Statement of Purpose

You can find the Statement of Purpose questions on page 5 when you download our application. It should enable the MSW Admissions Committee to make an informed decision about your potential for success in the Graduate Social Work Program.

3 References

All references should use the DEPARTMENT REFERENCE FORM (they may add an additional letter) in a sealed envelope with his/her name written across the sealed flap. If needed, you should provide your reference with a stamped self-addressed envelope. The reference returns the document to you.  Suitable references include employers/supervisors, professional and academic references. Do not use relatives or social acquaintances as references.

CAL STATE APPLY Application Proof/Receipt

You will need to submit a separate application at CAL STATE APPLY where you will be applying to attend graduate school at Fresno State.  We will need you to print out the last page and/or your confirmation email in order to prove you have applied.  You need to apply to CAL STATE APPLY prior to turning in your MSW Program application. 

GRE Scores

You will need to print out a copy of your GRE Test Score Sheet (must have been taken within the last 5 years). GRE scores must be received by application due date and must be included in your application packet. Official scores should be sent directly to Fresno State.  For more information visit our GRE Testing webpage. 

Unofficial Transcripts

We need unofficial transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions you have attended (Community and 4-year colleges/universities.) Please make sure your copies contain both front and back.

  • OFFICIAL transcripts will be required to be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office as requested through the CAL STATE Apply Application process.
  • INCLUDING OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT APPLICATION DOES NOT CLEAR YOU WITH GRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE.
  • If your undergraduate institution did not issue grades (e.g., A through F), the registrar of that institution needs to interpret your transcript to reflect grades.
  • Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be reviewed by International Admissions.