Academic and Professional Standards

Academic and Professional Standards for Master of Social Welfare Students

Academic and Professional Standards for the MSW Program set forth the responsibilities and expectations of all Berkeley MSW students. These policies and procedures are guided by regulations pertaining to accredited MSW programs, graduate study at Berkeley, and the professional practice of social work.

Evaluation of MSW Students

Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students pursuing the professional master's degree in social work (MSW) are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the standards of professional performance and success in the field of social work. These standards are expressed as the core competencies of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.