Five-year B.S.W./M.S.W. Program
The complexity of modern societal systems, such as the child welfare and mental health systems, makes the M.S.W. degree a requirement for many positions. Students who earn both the bachelor's and master's degrees in social work enjoy increased career mobility and a wider scope of job prospects in clinical work, supervision and administration.
Loyola University Chicago offers the only combined B.S.W./M.S.W. degree program in the United States that allows full-time students to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in social work in just five years. Students earn a B.S.W. in social work degree, blending a top-quality social work curriculum with a strong liberal arts base. Because many first-year M.S.W. requirements are completed during the student's undergraduate years, the M.S.W. degree portion of the program, conferred through Loyola's School of Social Work, can be completed in much less time than normally required to earn a master's degree in social work.
Undergraduate students who are majoring in social work at Loyola and who demonstrate strong academic skill and maturity, may apply to the B.S.W./M.S.W. program in January of their Junior year.