Apply to the MSW Program

The MSW Application Process is currently CLOSED

Next MSW Application Available: 10/1/17 - 1/5/18

Application notifications were sent via e-mail on 3/15/17.

Please check the status of your application by signing in to the Online MSW Application.

Accepted applicants will have a two-week timeframe to accept their Offer of Acceptance. If an applicant does not reply after the two-week timeframe, the Department will begin contacting those on the waitlists for each program.

Instructions on how to check the status of your MSW Application

Was I accepted into the MSW Program?

Application Process for the MSW Program:

Step 1: Apply for admittance to the Office of Graduate Studies online, pay the application fee, and submit official transcripts to them. The Cal State Apply application must also be completed by the MSW Application Deadline.

Step 2: Submit an online MSW application, with uploaded unofficial transcripts and Personal Statement. Step 2 cannot be completed until an applicant has submitted a Cal State Apply application.

Graduate Students - New Accounts

  1. Make sure your Cal State Apply application has been submitted.
  2. Four business days (Monday-Friday) after submitting the Cal State Apply application contact the School of Social Work by calling 530-898-5043.
  3. Obtain your Chico State ID number from the School of Social Work.
  4. Create your account using the Account Initialization Tool.
  5. Allow one business day for our account records to update.
  6. Proceed with your Masters of Social Work Application.

Material updated: 10/25/16

READ THIS FIRST: 2016-17 Application Guidelines



Online MSW Application Walk Through


MSW Prerequisites & Liberal Arts Information -Application Course Work

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MSW Information Meeting Information

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Need help?

Please contact Jenny Funk, ASA II


Please visit Rapid Graphics on campus if you need assistance with uploading your unofficial transcripts to your School of Social Work MSW Online Application. If you live out of the area, we suggest you contact a local copy center for assistance with attachments.

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