Loyola University Chicago

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Social Work

The Master's in Social Work degree is a two-year program offering advanced practice training in clinical, school, and community settings. Graduates of this program are well positioned for leadership roles in clinical, human services, outreach, and development settings.

The School of Social Work faculty spent two years working to make our MSW degree program more accessible, rigorous, and affordable. The outcome of those deliberations was a unanimous vote to offer a revised curriculum. This new curriculum improves consistency within the program, provides a rigorous and streamlined process to degree completion, and expands the school’s innovative use of simulation to support student training.

Students in the Master's in Social Work program can select from the following micro areas of practice specialization:

  • Schools
  • Leadership, Mezzo, & Macro Practice (LMMP)
  • CADC
  • Migration
  • Integrated Practice

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

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.