Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Master of Social Work (MSW)

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.

Students in the Master's in Social Work program can take one of two tracks: 1) the clinical track, which includes the healthchildren and familiesschool social work, and mental health specialties, or  2) the leadership and development track, which emphasizes skills in administration, nonprofit management, grant-writing, staff supervision, and program development.

Students can pursue optional sub-specializations in migration studies, and group work.

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

Program benefits

  • Earn your degree from an accredited, nonprofit college rated #33 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.
  • Online courses and blended online/in-person courses available