Admissions Advising and Info Sessions

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

Admissions Inquiries and Advising Appointments

For admissions information inquiries and/or to set up an advising appointment, please contact Berkeley Social Welfare Admissions by email

Our advising schedule is below:

  • Tuesdays 10:00am - 3:00pm (starting July 1)
  • Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Thursdays 10:00am - 3:00pm (starting July 1)
  • Fridays 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

When requesting an advising appointment, please be sure to include all questions and relevant information in your email so we can prepare and advise accordingly.

In a continued effort to recruit and support historically underrepresented students, we encourage students from marginalized backgrounds to make an advising appointment on Tuesdays or Thursdays to receive personalized support with the application process.

MSW Admissions Information Sessions

Join us for an information session! These group admissions advising sessions provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

Please fill out this RSVP form to be added to the calendar invitation and receive the Zoom information.

TBD General Info Session Zoom
TBD General Info Session Zoom
TBD General Info Session Zoom
TBD Child Welfare Scholars (Title IV-E) Info Session Zoom
TBD Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair Info Session Zoom

Graduate Recruiting Events

Come meet Berkeley Social Welfare admissions representatives and learn more about our programs at one of these events!

TBD UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair  TBD
10/26  UC Davis Grad/Law Fairs - Humanities/Social Sciences TBD
11/5 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education TBD

PhD and Concurrent Degree Program Admissions Advising

Due to the individualized complexity of these programs, we are available to connect one-on-one with applicants considering the PhD, Combined MSW/PhD, or any of the Concurrent Degree program options. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail

At Berkeley Social Welfare, we value diversity in all of its forms. We welcome all interested applicants, particularly those who identify as underrepresented minorities, LGBTQIA+, first-generation, low-income, disabled, and international scholars.