How to Apply
Applications for Summer 2021 open January 2021
To apply to this program, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:
- already possess your Master of Social Work degree, or
- currently be enrolled in the Sacramento State’s Master of Social Work program, or
- expect to graduate from another university with a Master of Social Work degree the spring in which applications are due
Please see our PPSC Eligibility infographic for a visual explanation.
We will begin accepting applications on January 4, 2021. The deadline to submit your application is March 30, 2021. A complete application packet includes the following:
- PPSC online application
- Personal Statement of Interest ()
- Two Letters of Reference
- Two reference grids – one to be completed by each reference ()
- Sealed official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State.
All of the above items are necessary for a complete application.
The statement, reference letters, and grids may be uploaded electronically with the PPSC online application or may be sent via the upload link provided in the application submission confirmation email.
Current Sacramento State MSW students must complete and submit all above items (except Sacramento State transcripts) using the PPSC online application. Additionally, they must also complete a and email Dale Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org for an advising session before their application can be processed. (All other applicants may skip this step.)
Official Transcript Submission
For electronic transcripts submission systems that allow you to enter an e-mail address, please use the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Physical transcripts, for those institutions that do not send official transcripts electronically, can be addressed to:
Attn: PPSC program
College of Continuing Education
3000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819-6103
A $50 application-processing fee will be collected after eligibility has been determined.
If you have not completed all 450 hours of your fieldwork by the application deadline, you may still apply to the program following the steps above.
Although not required, students are highly encouraged to complete the LiveScan and receive your Certificate of Clearance as soon as possible.
NOTE: Students are required to find their own placements if they have not completed their fieldwork hours. We do not assist with finding fieldwork placements.
Please click the “Applying for the Credential” tab here: http://www.cce.csus.edu/pod/learn-more-about-credential-requirements