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Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Frequently Asked Questions

General Information
  • What is the School's teaching focus?
  • Do you offer international or study abroad experiences?
  • Is an internship required in the MSW program?
  • What is Advanced Standing?
  • When are classes offered?
  • Do you have other options besides the downtown Chicago campus?
  • What opportunities are there to get involved outside of the classroom?
  • Is there a statistics requirement for the MSW program?
  • May I apply if my undergraduate degree isn't in social work, human services or psychology?
  • Is there a minimum GPA to be admitted to the MSW program?
Application Process
  • Do I have to complete my application all at once?
  • May I apply to more than one program on one application?
  • I am A JVC Magis. Are there additional application requirements?
  • Should I list all schools I attended on the application?
  • If I have had a change of name do I need to share this on the application?
  • Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation?
    Letters of recommendation should come from academic, professional, or volunteer related sources.  A diverse set is recommended, but it is always best to choose the people that know you best.  If you graduated less than a few years ago, it is encouraged to include an academic reference such as a professor.
  • What is the application deadline for the MSW?
    The School of Social Work has a priority scholarship deadline March 1st for the Summer and Fall start terms and an October 1st priority deadline for the Spring start term.  Final deadlines are July 1st for Fall, May 1st for Summer, and November 1st for Spring. 
  • What if I want to become a school social worker?




School of Social Work · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 1200, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7005

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