Kate Masshardt, MEd

Senior Academic Advisor
masshard@uwm.edu


Advising Updates

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.

HBSSW Drop In Advising Instructions

Requirements for the Social Work Major

  • Completion of 48 credits
  • Completion of Social Work 100, 250, and 306
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, including all transfer work

Meet with an Advisor

    •   There are a few ways to reach us:
    • At this time, all appointments will be held virtually; walk-in advising is currently unavailable.
    • 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/
    • Transfer students, contact Kate Masshardt

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Phone: (414) 229-4852
hbssw-advising@uwm.edu

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.
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