Social Work (MSW) & Concurrent Programs

Please review the following instructions about applying to the program.

1: Apply to the university

Deadlines

  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Main Campus): December 15
  • Social Work: Administration and Community Development - MSW (Main Campus): December 15
  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Imperial Valley) March 1
  • Social Work and Juris Doctor (Concurrent) - MSW/JD: March 1
  • Social Work and Public Health (Concurrent) - MSW/MPH: March 1
  • Apply to the university using Cal State Apply.

    Please note: After you apply, you will receive your SDSU Red ID -- Your Red ID is required to submit your program application.

    If you have not received your Red ID within 10-15 business days of applying, please contact Graduate Admissions. Red IDs may be issued anywhere between 1 and 15 business days, depending on when you apply. We recommend submitting your Cal State Apply application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your Red ID on time.

2: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts

Deadlines

  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Main Campus): January 12
  • Social Work: Administration and Community Development - MSW (Main Campus): January 12
  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Imperial Valley) April 1
  • Social Work and Juris Doctor (Concurrent) - MSW/JD: April 1
  • Social Work and Public Health (Concurrent) - MSW/MPH: April 1
  • Official test scores and transcripts must to be sent to Graduate Admissions.

    Graduate Admissions
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-7416

    SDSU Institution Code (GRE and TOEFL): 4682

    Further details can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. You can check the status of your university application, official test scores and transcripts by logging into SDSU WebPortal.

    3: Complete the Program Application

    Deadlines

  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Main Campus): December 15
  • Social Work: Administration and Community Development - MSW (Main Campus): December 15
  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Imperial Valley) March 1
  • Social Work and Juris Doctor (Concurrent) - MSW/JD: March 1
  • Social Work and Public Health (Concurrent) - MSW/MPH: March 1

  • Complete the Social Work (MSW) & Concurrent Programs program application using Decision Desk. A link to begin the application will become available on October 1.

    Further information can be found on the department website: Social Work (MSW) & Concurrent Programs.

    For specific questions about program procedures and requirements, please contact the department at socwork@mail.sdsu.edu.

    For technical questions, please visit the Decision Desk Applicant Support Site.