Admissions Advising and Recruiting

The School of Social Welfare Admissions Office guides prospective graduate applicants with online resources, in-person and phone 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:

Graduate Admissions Open House

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Haviland Hall on the UC Berkeley campus

Our annual fall admissions event includes large- and small-group presentations about our graduate programs, admission requirements, and the Berkeley graduate admissions application process. 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 to let us know you will be attending.

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 north side of the Berkeley campus. For campus map, directions, and parking information, please see Berkeley Visitor Services.

Since space is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, please RSVP using the links below for the event date you wish to attend:

DateTimeEventRSVP Link
July 24, 2019 4:00 - 5:30 pm MSW Admissions Information Session RSVP
August 14, 2019 4:00-5:30 pm MSW Admissions Information Session RSVP
September 21, 2019 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Graduate Admissions Open House RSVP
September 25, 2019 4:00-5:30 pm MSW Admissions Information Session RSVP
October 30, 2019 4:00-5:30 pm MSW Admissions Information Session RSVP

Onsite Admissions Information Sessions

We are available to come to you! If you are interested in hosting an onsite admissions information session at your agency or program, please complete the Berkeley Social Welfare Graduate Admissions Information Session Request Form to make arrangements.

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 degree programs. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail the Graduate Admissions Advisor, Sara McCarthy at

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

Berkeley Social Welfare admissions representatives will be participating at these annual California Diversity Forum graduate recruiting events - please come by and see us!

  • October 12, 2019 at Sonoma State University
  • April 18, 2020 at University of California, Los Angeles