Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Master of Social Work (MSW)

The MSW program requires the completion of 49 credit hours, including two internships totaling 1,000 hours. The program takes two years to complete for students who attend full-time or four years to complete for students who are attending part-time (two classes per semester).


The first internship is 400 hours, performed at the rate of 16 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday during normal business hours. The second internship is 600 hours performed at the rate of 24 hours per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during normal business hours.

A limited number of summer block internships are available for one of the internships. The block consists of 35-40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, again during normal business hours.


There are no prerequisites for the MSW program.


The MSW curriculum is split up by year with generalist and specialized courses.

Advising Templates have been created to assist students in planning their MSW program. Templates are divided by start term, specialization, and program plan.