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Student Profile

Peter Radu, MSW/MPP '16











Name: Peter Radu

Year: Second  (MSW/MPP)

Policy Area of Concentration: social welfare, poverty, homelessness and mental illness

GSPP Graduation Year: 2016

Undergraduate School: Stanford University

Personal History: Previous work experience as a research assistant in a neuroeconomics lab at Stanford (2 years) and as a case manager for the chronically homeless in San Jose (2 years).

What attracted you to GSPP? GSPP offers the most rigorous quantitative training of the policy schools I looked at, a skill set I wanted to develop. The research on poverty and, until recently, homelessness was also a huge draw for me—it was clear that the faculty were engaging with the same issues I was struggling with as a case manager.

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Spring 2015 Admissions Timeline

General outline of events and deadlines
  • Monday, March 2, 2015 - FAFSA due
  • Early March - Admissions decisions sent via email
  • March 15 - 16, 2015 - Diversity Day (hosted by the Graduate Diversity Program)
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - New Admit Event - Washington, D.C.
  • Monday, April 6, 2015 - New Admit Day - Berkeley
  • Late April or May - Financial Aid Office sends award notifications


Deadline: March 2, 2015.

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2015, the deadline for California residency eligibility for 2015-2016 fellowship and grant proposals.

Note regarding Financial Aid:

In late April or May, the Financial Aid Office will notify you about your award. The FAO will include information about the acceptance and disbursement of awards, how to make changes or appeals, and other options. In some cases, you may be asked to submit additional documents to verify information on your application.

Consult the Graduate Award Guide on the Financial Aid website for more information.