Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work degree offers advance practice training in social work, positioning students for roles in clinical settings and social service leadership and development positions.

Students in the program can take one of two tracks: 1) the clinical track, which includes health, children and families, school social work, mental health specialities and 2) the leadership and development track, which emphasizes skills in administration, nonprofit management, grant-writing, staff supervision, and program development.

Upon completion of the program, students have completed the education requirements for the LSW and the LCSW licenses. 

Program benefits

  • Earn your degree from a respected program rated #44 in the nation for graduate social work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Benefit from Loyola's 300 agency/nonprofit partnerships for fieldwork.
  • Advance-standing options available for students who received a BSW degree within the past five years.
  • Focus on your specialty through the clinical or leadership and development tracks.

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