Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

MSW Advanced Standing Option

The MSW Advanced Standing option allows recent BSW graduates to complete a MSW in a shorter amount of time—10 months for full-time students, and two years for part-time students. To qualify, students must have graduated with a BSW degree from an accredited school of social work within the past five years. Students choose one of five specialization areas.

The accelerated MSW program begins in the Summer II session in July. Students complete 34 total credit hours, including a 720 hour internship in their specialization area.

Program benefits

  • Complete your MSW on an accelerated schedule: 10 months for full-time or two years for part-time students.
  • Pursue your interests by choosing a specialization.
  • Make professional connections and gain experience through fieldwork/internship at one of more than 300 partner agencies/nonprofits
  • Graduate from Loyola's School of Social Work, rated by U.S. News & World Report as #44 in the country for graduate social work.

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