November 22, 2010

UCLA MSW Program: Social Justice Research Proposals

While UCLA MSW students are not required to conduct an original research project, The School of Public Affairs now encourages it through a program called Capstone. Graduate students from Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning now have the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 grant to pursue a dissertation on a topic related to social justice. If chosen, 5-8 students awarded the grant will not be required to take the second year research class. This opportunity is particularly beneficial to students who want to pursue a doctorate.

A detailed description of the fellowship can be found on UCLA's website.

November 2, 2010

UCLA MSW Program: Diversity Day

Interested in applying to the UCLA MSW Program? Then I highly recommend attending Diversity Day, an on-campus information session that allows prospective students to talk with faculty, gain insight into student life on campus, and learn about an absurd number of student initiatives and causes. I have commented previously on how much I benefited from attending this event last November; I received tips on how to improve my application, learned what makes the UCLA program unique, and was able to step foot on campus for the first time, and envision myself in the program.

The flyer below contains details for the event: