Admissions Advising and Recruiting

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

Admissions Open Advising Virtual Office Hours

Have a quick question? Drop in for virtual Admissions Open Advising hours via Zoom! These are brief, drop-in office hours with no formal presentation or advance appointment required - just an opportunity to ask questions about admissions eligibility, the application process, and other details you might need guidance on as you prepare your application for submission. (Be sure to also check out our Information Session presentation slide deck and FAQ document - see below for links).

Just click the "Drop by Office Hours Session" link to join any virtual office hours session in progress. Please note that all times are Pacific Time.

There will be no office hours on:
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

DayTimeLink to Join
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m. Drop by Office Hours Session
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
3:00-5:00 p.m. Drop by Office Hours Session

Join us for an online information session! These virtual group admissions advising sessions provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. We are delighted to offer the following virtual information sessions via Zoom. We are also continuing to add more sessions, so please keep checking back!

Slide deck from previous information sessions

Fall 2021 Admissions FAQs from Virtual Information Sessions

MSW Admissions General Information Sessions

Please RSVP using the links below to receive a calendar or email invite with the meeting link. If space is still available on the day of the event, you can also click the appropriate link in the "RSVP/Link to Join" column to join that session. Please note that all times are Pacific Time.

DateTimeEventRSVP/Link to Join
Wed., October 21 4:00-5:00 p.m. MSW Program Admissions Information Session

RSVP to receive Zoom invite

MSW Admissions Special Interest Information Sessions

DateTimeEventRSVP/Link to Join
Wed., October 28 4:00-5:00 p.m. MSW Admissions Special Interest Information Session:
Especially for Military Veterans

RSVP to receive Zoom invite

Thu., October 29 4:00-5:00 p.m. MSW Admissions Special Interest Information Session and the Latinx Center of Excellence Stipend-based Training Program: Preparing a Strong Application

RSVP to receive Zoom invite

Graduate Recruiting Events

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

October 8, 2020 CSU Monterey Bay Virtual Graduate and Professional School Month Online
October 15-16, 2020 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education Online
October 22, 2020 UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair Online

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, or any of the Concurrent Degree program options. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail the Graduate Advisor for Admissions, Sara McCarthy, at