Possession of a bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.
Sufficient undergraduate preparation and training for graduate study in social welfare. We seek students with significant academic preparation in the liberal arts and social sciences. Successful candidates will ideally have an academic record that roughly includes at least six courses in liberal arts and humanities (literature, language, philosophy, the fine arts, history, etc.; in any combination); and six courses in social sciences (anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, geography, history, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.; in any combination).
A college-level, introductory course in statistics.
The equivalent of one full year (2,100 hours) of paid employment or volunteer experience related to social welfare or human services. For applicants to the Berkeley MSW specialization in Strengthening Organizations and Communities (SOC), the recommended minimum experience requirement is two years (4,200 hours). To satisfy the experience requirement for admission eligibility, all experience hours must be acquired by the application deadline.