Student Services Staff: Matt Steigerwald (MSW Senior Advisor), Martha Kinnen (MSW Admissions Project Assistant), Talisa Smith (Academic Advisor), Kelby Spann (Director), and Kate Masshardt (Academic Advisor).


Welcome to the Office of Student Services in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Academic and curriculum advising is offered to all students enrolled in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, as well as to prospective transfer students from other universities or UWM programs who are interested in the criminal justice and social work majors and degree programs.

Our professional advisors are available to provide information for both majors and to help you understand degree requirements and university policies. Services include new freshman orientation, course selection, assistance with registration, and review of transfer credit.

Meet with an Advisor
  •   There are a few ways to reach us:
  • Stop by the Advising reception desk in Enderis Hall, 10th floor, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Set up an appointment over the phone by calling (414) 229-4852.
  • Current students can schedule an appointment online at: https://uwmilwaukee.campus.eab.com/
  • Walk-in advising hours for current students:
    every Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Additional walk-in advising hours for current students:
    every Wednesday March 27-May 1, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Transfer students, contact Kate Masshardt
How to Apply for the Social Work Major
  • The admissions committee will only consider complete applications. Applications will only be accepted during the following periods: September 1-October 1, February 1-March 1, and
    May 1-June 1
    . You must apply to the major in order to begin your field placement. Field placement has a separate application on the BSW Field Program webpage.
  • STEP 1: Review all information below about the requirements to be admitted to the major. All requirements must be met at the time of applying (i.e., you cannot have any requirements in progress at the time of applying).
  •   Completion of 48 credits
  •   Completion of Social Work 100, 250, and 206
  •   A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, including all transfer work
  • STEP 2: Social Work majors: Complete the online Application for Admission to the Social Work Major. (This fillable form is not compatible with Macs.) The application must be typed to be reviewed.
  • STEP 3: Email your complete online application to the admissions committee at hbssw-admis@uwm.edu (Microsoft Word or PDF format). In the subject line of your email, please include your full name and student ID number. We will only accept submissions via email.
  • STEP 4: You will be notified via email regarding your admission to the major.

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Advising

Our professional advisors are available to provide information for both majors and to help you understand degree requirements and university policies. Services include new freshman orientation, course selection, assistance with registration, and review of transfer credit.

How to prepare for a meeting

  • Review your advisement report in PAWS.
  • Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
  • Make a list of courses you think you should take.
  • Investigate opportunities to experience the job you want.
  • Keep a record of your academic progress.
  • Understand you are ultimately responsible for creating your educational, life, and career plans.
  • Maintain open and honest communication with your advisor.
  • Take responsibility for choices you make as a student and member of the university community.
Student Advising
  • Advising Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Undergrad Walk-ins
    Tuesdays

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Enderis Hall 10th Floor
    2400 E. Hartford Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
  • Contact Us:
    Phone: (414) 229-4852
    Fax: (414) 229-5311
    Email
Enderis Computer Labs
  • Summer Hours:
    Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Sat. and Sun. Closed
  • Fall 2019:
    Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Sat. and Sun. Closed
  • Rooms: 724, 740, 1024, 1040
  • UWM campus computer labs

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Transfer Students