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:

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
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. MSW Admissions Information Session RSVP
Wed., Oct. 30, 2019 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. MSW Admissions Information Session RSVP

Virtual MSW Admissions Information Sessions

Join us for an online information session! We are delighted to offer the following virtual information sessions via Google Hangouts - just click the "Join Hangout" link for the session you would like to virtually attend!

DateTimeEventLink to Join
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Online Info Session: All MSW Join Hangout
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Online Info Session: FlexMSW Advanced Standing Join Hangout
Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Online Info Session: All MSW Join Hangout

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.

Graduate Recruiting Events

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

Date Event Location
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 Sacramento State University Graduate & Professional School Information Day Sacramento
Sat., April 18, 2020 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education at UCLA Los Angeles

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 Advisor for Admissions, Sara McCarthy, at