Csu Fullerton Msw Application Essay

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does Cal State Fullerton offer a part-time MSW program?
  2. I have my bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW). Will I get advanced standing in the MSW program?
  3. I’m still finishing up my undergraduate degree and will not graduate until after the application deadline. Do I need to send official transcripts since I’m still attending classes?
  4. Are there any prerequisites to the MSW program?
  5. How often and when do classes meet?
  6. Are there going to be any workshops to learn more about the program, the cost of attending, and the application process?
  7. Is the Graduate Record Examination required for admission?
  8. Does the MSW program offer CalSWEC stipends?
  9. Do you require a background check for your students?
  10. Do I need to find my own fieldwork site?

1. Does Cal State Fullerton offer a part-time MSW program?

Yes. We offer the MSW Flex program at the CSUF Irvine campus. The program can be completed in three years, with some flexibility. These courses are offered on weekday evenings. More information is available at the MSW Flex Program website.

2. I have my bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW). Will I get advanced standing in the MSW program?

Unfortunately, we do not offer advanced standing for BSWs at this time. BSWs are required to complete the entire two-year curriculum.

3. I’m still finishing up my undergraduate degree and will not graduate until after the application deadline. Do I need to send official transcripts since I’m still attending classes?

You may send unofficial transcripts to the Department of Social Work with your MSW program application. However, the University Admissions and Records office requires official transcripts for your University application. All applicants must have received their baccalaureate degree by the end of the Spring semester prior to beginning the MSW program.

4. Are there any prerequisites to the MSW program?

It is recommended that all applicants to the MSW program have an educational foundation in the liberal arts/social sciences. Applicants that have a baccalaureate from a California State University or University of California institution have fulfilled this requirement. All other applicants must provide evidence of previous coursework sufficient to fulfill this prerequisite. More information is available at the following link: Educational Foundation Worksheet.

5. How often and when do classes meet?

Each semester's courseload for the MSW program at the Fullerton campus is 15 units, with each class meeting once per week. In addition to the academic coursework, there is 16-20 hours of field education per week. In a typical week, students are on campus 2/3 days for classes and off campus 2 full days for fieldwork.

In the MSW Flex program, classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The fieldwork component of the MSW Flex program (16-20 hours per week) is fulfilled during normal work hours.

6. Are there going to be any workshops to learn more about the program, the cost of attending, and the application process?

Yes. Information sessions are held periodically. Dates will be announced on the home page of MSW website in the annoucements box.

7. Is the Graduate Record Examination required for admission?

No. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination is an optional component of the MSW program application.

8. Does the MSW program offer CalSWEC stipends?

Yes.  Information regarding the CalSWEC stipends is posted on the MSW website.

9. Do you require a background check for your students?

Yes. Many of our field agencies require background clearance and health status. All students will complete a background questionnaire, LiveScan, and TB testing before being admitted to field education.

10. Do I need to find my own fieldwork site?

No. All students will be placed in fieldwork agencies affiliated with the MSW program. Students will be matched with agencies by fieldwork faculty to ensure a well-rounded and varied clinical experience.

Program Admission Requirements

Program

Language Requirement (International Students)

Admission Requirements

ACCOUNTANCY
Degree: M.S.
Mihaylo College of Business & Economics
IELTS: 7.0
PTE: 65
TOEFL iBT: 88
TOEFL paper exam: 570
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration and a concentration in accounting (equivalent to the degree and concentration as offered at CSUF) with at least an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B). The degree must include calculus and software applications equivalent to passing MATH 135 and ISDS 265 with a “C” (2.0) or better. Courses in the major are to be no more than seven years old, and courses in the accounting concentration no more than five years old. Courses in the major (including the accounting concentration) must have at least a 3.0 (B) GPA, and courses with grades lower than “C” (2.0) must be repeated. Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Business Administration with a concentration in accounting may be considered for admission. If admitted, such students will be required to complete additional courses or demonstrate proficiency as described in the next section. Students admitted without a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in accounting) will be required to satisfy the following requirements either prior to or during their residency at CSUF.
  2. Satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students must score in the top 50 percent on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing areas.
  3. All students admitted with a business degree with a concentration other than accounting must complete the following accounting prerequisite courses: ACCT 301A, 301B, 302, 307 and 308. These accounting prerequisite courses must be completed with at least a 3.0 (B) GPA, with a “C” (2.0) or better for each individual course. Courses with grades lower than “C” must be repeated. These requirements are in addition to the Study Plan as described below.
  4. All students admitted with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Business Administration will be required to take (or demonstrate proficiency in) the following courses/academic topics either prior to or during their residency at CSUF: MATH 135 and ISDS 265; business foundation courses (ACCT 510, ECON 515, and MGMT 339); and accounting prerequisite courses (ACCT 301A, 301B, 302, 307, and 308). These courses must be completed with at least a 3.0 (B) GPA, with a “C” (2.0) or better for each individual course. Courses with grades lower than ‘C’ must be repeated. These requirements are in addition to the Study Plan.
  5. A minimum score of 570 on the paper exam, or 88 on the internet based (iBT) TOEFL is required (for international students); and
  6. A recommendation from the Accountancy Admissions Committee based upon a review of the above requirements, the student’s “Statement of Purpose” and prior work experience. Additional coursework may be required of admitted students who holistically satisfy the criteria but are weak in one of the above areas.
For more information, visit:https://business.fullerton.edu/programs/graduate/specialty/ms-accountancy.html.
AMERICAN STUDIES
Degree: M.A.
College of Humanities & Social Studies
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree with a major, or its equivalent, in American studies or in an appropriate discipline of the humanities or social sciences;
  2. Have a grade-point average of at least 3.2 in upper-division major courses; and
  3. Submit two satisfactory letters of recommendation from instructors in upper-division major courses. Students whose undergraduate program indicates certain limited subject, grade or breadth deficiencies may be considered for admission, at the discretion of the graduate adviser, with approval of the department’s graduate committee. In such cases, a student must make up deficiencies, in consultation with the graduate adviser, and must complete all required courses with at least a “B” (3.0) average before classified graduate standing may be considered.
For more information, visit:http://amst.fullerton.edu/graduate/applying.aspx
ANTHROPOLOGY
Degree: M.A.
College of Humanities & Social Studies
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, admission to conditionally classified standing is contingent upon evaluation and acceptance by the Graduate Affairs Committee. The Department of Anthropology requires a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all undergraduate coursework in anthropology. Students with limited subject or grade deficiencies may be considered for admission to the program if they agree to complete, with at least a “B” (3.0) average, additional courses selected by the Graduate Study Committee. Subject deficiencies must be met prior to candidacy. In addition, they are required to take the graduate record exam (GRE) during the year prior to applying to the program. Students entering the MA program from other fields or other departments of anthropology should discuss appropriate course substitution with the graduate adviser. The department does not permit substitutions for the core courses. For more information, visit:http://anthro.fullerton.edu/Academics/Graduate.aspx
ART
Concentration:
  • (Art) History
  • Crafts:, Woodworking, Jewelry/Metalsmithing
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Photography
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Exhibition Design
  • Glass
  • Graphic and Interactive Design
  • Illustration
  • Sculpture
Degree: M.A.
College of the Arts
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. A baccalaureate degree in art with the same concentration as the graduate degree objective from an accredited institution, or 24 upper-division units in art of which 12 units must be in a concentration completed with a “B” (3.0) or better in all courses. Applicants are advised that most upper-division courses require lower-division prerequisites. A faculty adviser should be con­sulted with regard to recommended courses;
  2. Pass a semi-annual comprehensive portfolio review. This comprehensive review is an evaluation of the candidate by a committee compris­ing faculty teaching in the area of concentration. The committee reviews the student’s creative work, statement of purpose, academic and other relevant qualifications; assigned research papers are required of art history applicants in lieu of a portfolio. Procedures, dates and appointment times are available through the art department graduate office;
  3. Form a graduate committee; and
  4. Develop an approved study plan.
For more information, visit:http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/art/students/admissions.php
ART (M.F.A.)
Concentration:
  • Crafts:, Woodworking, Jewelry/Metalsmithing
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Photography
  • Graphic and Interactive Design
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Exhibition Design
  • Glass
  • Illustration
  • Sculpture
Degree: M.F.A.
College of the Arts
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58
TOEFL iBT: 85
TOEFL paper exam: 560
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. Baccalaureate degree in art with the same concentration as the graduate degree objective from an accredited institution, or 24 upper-division units in art, 18 of which must be in the concentra­tion completed with a “B” (3.0) or better in all courses. Applicants are advised that most upper-division courses require lower-division prerequisites;
  2. Pass the semi-annual comprehensive portfolio review. The comprehensive portfolio review is an evaluation of the candidate by a committee comprising faculty teaching in the area of concentration. The committee reviews the student’s creative work, statement of purpose, academic and other relevant quali­fications. Procedures, dates and appointment times are available through the Art Department Graduate Office. If the student’s portfolio is not adequate, the applicant may still be recommended for conditionally classified standing by the faculty comprehensive review committee. However, the comprehensive portfolio review must be repeated;
  3. Form a graduate committee; and
  4. Develop an approved study plan.
For more information, visit:http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/art/students/admissions.php
BIOLOGY
Degree: M.S.
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. A B.A. or B.S. in Biological Science or related area at an accredited institu­tion with a 3.0 GPA in biology courses and 2.5 GPA in the related courses in mathematics, chemistry and physics;
  2. Submitting scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admission Test (DAT);
  3. Completing the departmental application;
  4. Submitting two letters of recom­mendation; and
  5. Acceptance by a thesis adviser.
Students with deficiencies may be considered for conditional acceptance into the program. For conditionally accepted students, the specific conditions and a deadline for their completion are determined at the time of admission; continuation in the M.S. program is dependent upon completion of the admission conditions by the specified deadline. For more information visit:http://www.fullerton.edu/biology/grads/apply.php
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - M.B.A
Concentration:
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management & Insurance
Degree: M.B.A.
Mihaylo College of Business & Economics
IELTS: 7.0
PTE: 65
TOEFL iBT: 88
TOEFL paper exam: 570
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students should score in the top 50 percent on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing areas;
  2. A minimum TOEFL score of 570 on the paper exam, or 88 on the internet based (iBT) is required (for international students); and
  3. A recommendation from the MBA Admissions Committee based upon a review of the above requirements, the student’s “Statement of Purpose” and prior work experience.
  4. Additional coursework may be required of admitted students who holistically satisfy the criteria but are weak in one of the above areas. All newly admitted students must demonstrate proficiency in calculus, software applications and statistics, either at the time of admission or within their first year of study. The three technical courses listed below, or equivalent coursework, must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better: MATH 135 Business Calculus (3) ISDS 361A Quantitative Business Analysis: Probability and Statistics (3) or ISDS 513 Statistical Analysis (3)
For more information, visit:https://business.fullerton.edu/programs/graduate/mba/compare-programs.html
CHEMISTRY - M.A.
Degree: M.A.
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
IELTS: 6.5 
PTE: 58 
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
This course-based degree is intended for those interested in high school or community college teaching, technical librarianship, scientific writing, or who have significant research experience and are currently employed in the industrial sector. Admission requirements:
  1. Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field form an accredited college or university. Those with degrees in other disciplines are encouraged to apply provided they have had at least a year of each of general and organic chemistry courses, including laboratories. Additional coursework may be required to make up the deficiencies.
  2. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  3. Science GPA of 2.75 or better in chemistry and/or biochemistry classes • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for all applicants
  4. Three professional letters of recommendation are required. Forms to accompany the Recommendation Letters can be found under Related Links.
For more information, visit:http://chemistry.fullerton.edu/programs/graduate-program/m-a-chemistry-overview
CHEMISTRY - M.S.
Emphasis: Options
  • Analytical
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
Degree: M.S.
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
IELTS: 6.5 
PTE: 58 
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. An undergraduate degree in chemistry or a selection of science courses deemed as adequate preparation for further study in chemistry by the Department Graduate Committee;
  2. At least a 2.75 GPA in science courses;
  3. For students holding undergraduate degrees from non-U.S.-accredited institutions, the GRE subject examination (Chemistry or Biochemistry), with scores reported to the department;
  4. All incoming students are required to pass an analytical writing exam. Any student failing to pass will be required to take a remedial writing class. Each student is required to take and pass placement examinations or take and pass the appropriate courses with a “B” (3.0) or better. Graduate students in one of the chemistry options must demonstrate competency by passing four placement examinations in the following five areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and/or biochemistry. Graduate students in the biochemistry option must demonstrate competency in the following areas of chemistry: analytical, organic, biochemistry, as well as either physical or biology.
  5. A student may take each placement examination two times within the first year of enrolling in the graduate program. A student who does not pass the placement examinations within the first year must demonstrate competency by passing with a “B” (3.0) or better the appropriate courses within two years after first enrolling.
  6. The appropriate courses are CHEM 301B for organic, 315 for analytical, 325 for inorganic, 361A,B for physical (biochemistry option), 371A,B for physical (chemistry option), 423A,B for biochemistry and BIOL 273 for biology.
For more information, visit:http://chemistry.fullerton.edu/programs/graduate-program/m-s-chemistry-overview
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Concentration:
Environmental Engineering
Degree: M.S.
College of Engineering & Computer Science
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 58 
TOEFL iBT: 80
TOEFL paper exam: 550
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
  1. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for applicants graduated from domestic (U.S.) institutions with undergraduate degrees in engineering or computer science
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for applicants graduated from ABET-accredited international institutions with undergraduate degrees in engineering or computer science
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for applicants graduated from domestic (U.S.) institutions with undergraduate degrees other than engineering or computer science
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for applicants with undergraduate degrees from non-ABET accredited international institutions Students not meeting the above requirements may be admitted and will be required to take additional prerequisite coursework. Any student entering the M.S. degree program without a B.S. in Civil Engineering will be required to complete deficiency courses prior to beginning coursework for the master’s degree. All deficiency courses must be completed before the final semester of coursework. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
For more information, visit:

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