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. 

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, April 7, 2021

DayTimeLink to Join
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m. Drop by Office Hours Session
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:00-4:00 p.m. 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.For the Fall 2022 admission cycle, which will begin in July 2021, we anticipate offering a combination of genral and special-interest MSW admissions information sesessions, both in-person and virtually. Please check back in July 2021 for an updated schedule of events!

Graduate Recruiting Events

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


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