MSW Application Materials
THE MSW PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN OCTOBER 2018 FOR FALL 2019 REQUIREMENTS.
Your Application Packet Will Need The Following:
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.
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.
CSU Application Proof
You will need to fill out 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. Even though the deadline to apply to CAL STATE APPLY for Fall 2017 is June 1, 2018, we will need it submitted in the application packet by January 31, 2018.
You will need to print out a copy of your GRE Test Score Sheet (must have been taken within the last 5 years) as proof you have taken the test and include it in your application packet. Official scores should be sent directly to Fresno State. For more information visit our GRE Testing webpage.
We need 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.