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) (Accepting Applications Fall 2019)
  • 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)(Accepting Applications Fall 2019)
  • 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): January 12
  • Social Work: Administration and Community Development - MSW (Main Campus): January 12
  • Social Work: Direct Practice - MSW (Imperial Valley) (Accepting Applications Fall 2019)
  • Social Work and Juris Doctor (Concurrent) - MSW/JD: March 1
  • Social Work and Public Health (Concurrent) - MSW/MPH: March 1

  • Complete the program application using Interfolio. Click on one of the two buttons below to begin the program application for your desired program.

    Direct Practice or ACD

      If you've already started a program application for the Direct Practice or Administration and Community Development program, click here to continue.

    Joint Programs (MSW/MPH or MSW/JD)

      If you've already started a program application for one of the joint programs, click here to continue.

    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.