Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


MSW (with Forensic Mental Health)

This program consists of 60 hours and meets the accreditation requirements for an MSW degree. The program integrates courses in the School of Social Work and the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Second-year field placements immerse students in the work of forensic mental health.

Students with a bachelor's degree should follow the traditional MSW curriculum requirements. Those students who received a BSW degree within the past five years may be eligible to take the MSW Advance Standing option. For more information about coursework, fieldwork, and specialization requirements for these programs, please visit:

For more information about specific courses and the program, please see the Forensic Mental Health advising template.