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 admissions advising appointment, contact Berkeley Social Welfare Admissions:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone: (510) 642-9042
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.
Just click the "Drop by Office Hours Session" link to join any virtual office hours session in progress.
|Day||Time||Link to Join|
|Mondays||2:00-4:00 p.m. Pacific||Drop by Office Hours Session|
|Thursdays||2:00-4:00 p.m. Pacific||Drop by Office Hours Session|
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.
|8/25 4:00 p.m.||General Info Session||Zoom|
|9/8 4:00 p.m.||General Info Session||Zoom|
|9/22 4:00 p.m.||General Info Session||Zoom|
|10/6 4:00 p.m.||Child Welfare Scholars (Title IV-E) Info Session||Zoom|
|10/20 4:00 p.m.||General Info Session||Zoom|
|10/27 4:00 p.m.||Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health Info Session||Zoom|
Graduate Recruiting Events
Come meet Berkeley Social Welfare admissions representatives and learn more about our programs at one of these events!
|10/18 - 10/22||UC Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair||TBA|
|10/21||UC Davis Grad/Law Fairs - Humanities/Social Sciences||11:00 – 2:00|
|10/22 - 10/23||California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education||TBA|
|10/25 - 10/28||CSU Monterey Bay Graduate and Professional School Fair||TBA|
For UC Berkeley Students
Demystifying Grad School
Thursday, September 30
4:00 - 5:30 in 116 Haviland Hall
Is grad school for me? Can I go? Should I go? Have you pondered these questions and want to figure out if grad school is in your future? Please join us for an information conversation with doctoral students in the School of Social Welfare to talk about graduate school and answer all of your burning questions.
MSW Student Panel
Tuesday, November 9
4:00 - 5:30 in 116 Haviland Hall
Hear from current MSW students about their experiences in the MSW program. What kinds of classes do they take? What are their internship experiences? How do they organize their time? How do they blend school/work/family/self?
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 the Graduate Advisor for Admissions, Sara McCarthy, at email@example.com.
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.