Loyola's clinical social work focus prepares students to practice in areas where knowledge and skill in direct service are essential; including mental health, school social work, children and families, and health. The advanced practice domain of Leadership and Development in the Social Services offers strategies for effective non-profit management, grant-writing, staff supervision, and other leadership skills.
Application for admission to the School of Social Work is handled differently by each program. For more information please select from the programs below:
|Program Name||Admission |
|Application Deadline||Start Term|
|Master of Social Work (MSW)||Admission||July 1 / November 1||Fall / Spring|
|MSW Advanced Standing Option||Admission||May 1||Summer II|
|MSW at Carthage College||Admission||June 1||Fall|
|MSW/MJ in Child & Family Law||Admission||July 1||Fall|
|MSW/MA in Social Justice||Admission||July 1||Fall|
|MSW/MA in Women's Studies||Admission||July 1||Fall|
|MSW (with Forensic Mental Health)||Admission||April 10||Fall|
|PhD in Social Work||Admission||January 1||Fall|
|Post-MSW PEL: School Social Work Endorsement||Admission||July 1||Fall|
|Certificate in Advanced School Mental Health||Admission||July 1||Fall|
|Certificate in Advanced Study of Philanthropy||Admission||July 1||Fall|
|Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling||Admission||December 1|
Please note: The deadlines for priority consideration for scholarships are as follows: March 1 (Fall, Summer II terms) and October 1 (Spring).
* Deadline for School Social Work Track for MSW or MSW Advanced Standing option is April 1. See program page for additional requirements.
* Spring MSW applicants wishing to start field placement in their first semester must apply by October 1st in order to increase chances of spring field placement.