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Admissions Information Sessions and Recruiting Events

Berkeley Social Welfare admissions representatives, students and faculty regularly conduct on-campus information sessions, and participate in graduate recruiting events around California and across the country.

MSW Admissions Information Sessions

These Information Sessions are group advising sessions designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. No RSVP required. Space is limited and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Information Session dates for 2018 will be posted in June.

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 concentrations to choose from, etc. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff.

  • Information Session and Panel dates for 2018 will be posted in June.

PhD and Concurrent Degree Program Admissions Advising

Due to the individualized complexity of these programs, we prefer 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

Graduate Fairs and Recruiting Events

Meet Berkeley Social Welfare admissions representatives onsite at graduate recruiting events.

  • Recruting Event dates for 2018 will be posted in June.

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