Section 4: Enrollment Rules for Social Welfare Masters Students

All students are expected to be registered continuously throughout their graduate careers. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are enrolled correctly each semester (appropriate course(s) and course section(s), correct number of units, etc.); and that they are completing semester by semester the courses and activities needed for normal progress towards their degree.

Minimum Unit Requirement

The Berkeley MSW Program is a two-year, full-time program. In order to complete the MSW degree within two-years, students must enroll in 15-17 units in their first semester and a minimum of 12-13 units each subsequent semester. MSW students must enroll full-time (12 units per semester) in the fall and spring semesters regardless of remaining degree requirements. Full-time status is also required to meet residency requirements, and to be eligible for financial aid.

Registration Deadline

Students must register no later than the Friday of the third week of instruction (fourth week of the semester), and are responsible for paying fees by August 15 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester. All course enrollments MUST be completed by the end of the third week of instruction each semester.

For current dates and deadlines each term, please see the official Academic Calendar.