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. Learn more about course offerings for Master of social work students.

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 for 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 an area of specialization in:

Students in the Micro Practice Specialization can choose a track from the following:

The Leadership, Mezzo, & Macro Practice (LMMP) area of specialization offers a track in:

Upon completing 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 #28 in the nation for graduate social work by S. News & World Report.
  • Make professional connections and gain experience through an internship at one of more than 1000 partner agencies.
  • An advanced standing program is available for students who received a BSW degree within the past five years.
  • Focus on your specialty through the Micro Practice or Leadership, Mezzo, and Macro Practice tracks.
  • Online and in-person courses are available.