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Admissions Advising and Recruiting Events

The School of Social Welfare Admissions Office guides prospective graduate applicants via online resources, in-person and phone advising, group presentations and recruitment events. Find out more about Berkeley Social Welfare’s application requirements and admission process!

MSW Admissions Advising

For admissions information inquiries or to schedule an individual in-person admissions advising appointment, contact Berkeley Social Welfare Admissions:

By phone: (510) 642-9042

MSW Admissions Information Sessions

These group admissions advising sessions are designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. All MSW Admissions Information Sessions are held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the Berkeley campus (please see Berkeley Visitor Services for campus map, directions, and parking information).

Information session dates for 2019 will be posted in early July 2019.

MSW Program Information Session and Current Student Panel

The MSW Admissions Presentation and Student Panel is a large-group presentation about the MSW application process and program, including components such as the field education program, financial aid, the various specializations to choose from, etc. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff. Since space is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, please RSVP using the link below to let us know you will attend:

Student Panel date for 2019 TBD

PhD and Concurrent Degree Program Admissions Advising

Due to the individualized complexity of these programs, we are available to meet one-on-one with applicants considering the PhD, Combined MSW/PhD, Concurrent MSW/MPH, and Concurrent MSW/MPP. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail the Graduate Admissions Advisor, Sara McCarthy at

We recently hosted a webinar to describe our PhD programs and the admissions process, as well as answer any questions from prospective applicants.  To access it, please see the links below (please refer to the slides while listening to the audio):

Webinar Slides

Webinar Audio recording

Graduate Fairs and Recruiting Events

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
October 27, 2018: University of San Diego
April 6, 2019: University of California, Davis

MSW Admissions | PhD Admissions