Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Advanced Courses

23 Credit Hours

Courses Required of All 2nd Year Students: 

  • SOWK 680: Advanced Micro-Level Practice (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 681: Advanced Mezzo & Macro Practice (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SWFI 632: Field III and Simulated Experience (0.5 Credit Hours) 
  • SWFI 632S: Integrative Seminar (1 Credit Hour) 
  • SWFI 633: Field IV and Simulated Experience (0.5 Credit Hours)

Micro Practice Area of Specialization 

Schools/Professional Educator’s License (PEL) Track: Required Courses 
  • CIEP 401: The Exceptional Child (3 Credit Hours)  
  • SOWK 609 A: School Social Work Practice Roles and Intervention (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 609 B: School Social Work Policy and Policy-Practice (3 Credit Hours) 
Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors (CADC) Track: Required Courses 
  • SOWK 722: Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drug Disorders (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 621: Clinical Practice in Addictions (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 622: Substance Abuse Treatment in Groups (3 Credit Hours)  
Migration Studies Track: Required Courses
  • SOWK 730: Migration Dynamics and U.S. Social Policy (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 731: Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 732: Migration, Human Rights, and Social Justice (3 Credit Hours) 
Advanced Clinical Track: Required Courses
  • 3 Track Courses, 9 credits total
  • See Course Options for the Advanced Clinical Track

Leadership, Mezzo & Macro Practice (LMMP) Area of Specialization 

Leadership, Community, Advocacy, and Policy (LCAP) Track: Required Courses 
  • SOWK 650: Leadership & Supervision in Service Organizations (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 652: Organization, Program Development & Evaluation (3 Credit Hours) 
  • SOWK 653: Community Organizing & Policy Practice (3 Credit Hours) 

Elective Courses: All students will choose to take two electives. Any 600 or 700-level course may be considered an elective.