Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


MSW Advanced Standing

The MSW program requires the completion of 23 credit hours, including a 600-hour internship. The program takes 10 months to complete for students that attend full-time (four classes per semester plus fieldwork) or two years to complete for students who attend part-time (two courses per semester)


The MSW Advanced Standing program requires a 600-hour internship, performed at the rate of 24 hours per week. Internships are typically on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during regular business hours.

A limited number of summer block internships are available. A summer block consists of 35-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, during regular business hours.


Students must have completed a BSW degree at an accredited school of social work.


Students will complete 23 credit hours based on the requirements of their specialization.


Students can choose from one of two specializations: