Admissions Advising and Info Sessions

2 masked students, one with laptop and coffee

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:

  • Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:30pm PST

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.

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.

9/14 4:00pm - 5:00pm General Info Session Zoom
9/28 6:30pm - 7:30pm General Info Session Zoom
10/12 4:00pm - 5:00pm Child Welfare Scholars (Title IV-E) Info Session Zoom
10/19 3:00pm - 4:00pm Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair Info Session Zoom

Can't make it to any of these sessions? You can watch an Admissions Info Session here!

Graduate Recruiting Events

Come meet Berkeley Social Welfare admissions representatives and learn more about our programs at the below event!

10/17 - 10/21 UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair  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.