Information Session

The School of Social Work offers MSW Information Sessions to assist individuals interested in a masters degree in Social Work with the application process. Prior to attending the live Q& A sessions with Admissions please review the prospective student handbook and recorded info session. The recorded info session and handbook will provide information on the application process for all programs to include the Advanced Standing Program, Traditional MSW program, and the review and admission process. The live Q&A sessions provide an opportunity for prospective students to ask follow up questions.

Upcoming Q & A Sessions

Info sessions for prospective MSW students are held throughout the Fall semester online, via Zoom. All times are PST. Please use the following link to RSVP for an Info Session: Online Info Session RSVP

To join our online Info Sessions, use the Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 867 4290 8915
Passcode: SDSU

San Diego Campus Fall Sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, 4:30-5:30 PM – ONLINE
  • Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, 8:30-9:30 AM – ONLINE
  • Friday, November 3rd, 2023, 12-1 PM – ONLINE

Covered Topics

  • Application procedures
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Review process
  • GPA requirements
  • Advanced Standing, 2-year, 3-year, and 4-year Program
  • Cost and financial aid
  • and more!

General MSW Program Info

* MSW/JD and MSW/MPH dual degree admissions are not offered for Fall 2024

*MSW Imperial Valley program is a 3-year cohort with admissions next opening Oct 1, 2025.

The MSW Program accepts new students in the fall of each year.  Requirements include:

  • BA with a Liberal Arts background
  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Statistics Course
  • Experience in human or social services
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • TOEFL if applicable


You may order the SDSU Graduate Bulletin from the Student Resource Center (for a fee): Call (619) 594-2466 or write Catalog Sales, Student Resource Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-0562. The Graduate Bulletin is also available in the bookstore on campus and online here.


For MSW admissions questions not answered in the Prospective MSW Student handbook, please email [email protected].

For more immediate concerns or questions, please email [email protected] 

Contact Us

SDSU Social Work

Hepner Hall room 119
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4119