Basic Application Information

If you are applying to our MSW Program, please note the following basic information. Deadlines will be posted on the application as soon as they are known:

  1. Admission to the MSW Program is once a year and for the Fall Semester only.
  2. Applications are accepted generally from October 1 through early January. Dates will be posted in October of each year. Applications are not accepted if submitted after the January deadline. Support documents have their own deadlines that must be adhered to. (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, writing sample, autobiographical statement.)  Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  3. Admission to the MSW Program at SJSU requires two separate applications, which are:
    1. Application for admission to San Jose State University . This first application must include:
      1. A SJSU graduate application completed on-line through, including a TBD application fee. *
      2. Official transcripts from all your college level education and any other required documentation. The transcripts must be in their original unopened University/College envelopes. *
      *Please send official transcripts and other documentation to: Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE), San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0016. To expedite the evaluation process at the GAPE Office, we strongly encourage you to obtain and submit your official transcripts as soon as possible once the application process begins. GAPE does not require submission of SJSU undergraduate transcripts.
    2. Application for admission to the School of Social Work. This second application must include:
      1. A School of Social work application for admission to the MSW Program
      2. Support documents as listed on the application.