Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Five-Year BSW/MSW Program

All BSW students must complete a 5-Year MSW Program Application to apply to the 5-year MSW program. Those wishing to pursue the 5-year MSW program are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the start of senior year.

Requirements for those wishing to pursue the five-year MSW program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 at start of senior year
  • The BSW degree can be completed by the end of the summer session (between May graduation and the fall semester).
  • The 5th year can begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters


  • Students who are fall graduates and wish to begin the program in spring should apply by September 15th of senior year.
  • Students who are spring and summer graduates who wish to begin the program in summer or fall should apply by February 1st of senior year.

For more information on qualifying for the program, contact the BSW Program Director, Dr. Jeanne Sokolec, at jsokole@luc.edu.