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School of Social Work

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Celebrating 100 Years

The School of Social Work is celebrating 100 years of educating social work leaders. Check out the full events calendar for more details.


Meet Mariela Rodriguez

Social work major Mariela Rodriguez discusses what has made her Loyola experience distinctive, including a research project opportunity in Mexico.

  • Profile

    Helping others through music

    Before joining the faculty at Loyola’s School of Social Work, assistant professor Brian Kelly pursued a career in music. Now, he uses that musical background to connect with young clients.
  • Centennial Year

    A century of social work in Chicago

    Loyola’s commitment to service is lived out every day through the School of Social Work, which celebrates its centennial this year.
  • Dentato focuses on LGBTQ health and social justice

    As a graduate of two different Jesuit universities, assistant professor Michael Dentato is committed to social justice. And it’s a mission he lives every day.
  • Student Spotlight

    Grad student excels in (and out of) classroom

    Rebecca Witheridge is serious about school and service. As a graduate student, Witheridge carries a perfect 4.0 GPA and leads tutoring sessions for her fellow classmates. Outside of her busy school schedule, she works with young people at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
  • Cross-age peer mentoring program funded by U.S. Department of Justice

    Two Loyola professors recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for their proposal to evaluate the effectiveness of community-based cross-age mentoring to reduce negative outcomes related to violence exposure and to promote positive development.
  • International

    Study Abroad Summer 2015

    In Summer 2015, Loyola students are invited to join the School of Social Work in Milan, Loyola’s Rome Center, Beijing, or Mexico. Complete a three-credit undergrad or graduate course in one of our unique immersion experiences.
  • Dean Wheeler makes list of most influential social workers

    School of Social Work Dean and Professor Darrell Wheeler was ranked No. 21 on list of most influential social workers by the Social Work Degree Guide.
  • Grant to help train grad students who will work with at-risk youth

    Loyola’s School of Social Work received a $480,000 federal grant in September to train graduate students and help them work with at-risk youth who have behavioral health disorders. Over the next three years, the school hopes to recruit about 100 students for the project.