Five-Year BSW/MSW Program
All BSW students must complete a 5 Year Declaration of Intention form to opt-in or opt-out of the five-year program by Nov. 1 of their senior year. Loyola BSW students who meet the GPA requirements are automatically enrolled in the five-year program unless they "opt out".
Requirements for those wishing to pursue the five-year MSW program:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 at start of Senior year
- 3.25 overall GPA in BSW courses taken to date
- At least a grade of B in SOWK Practice I
- At least a grade of B in SOWK 330 Field I
- The BSW degree can be completed by the end of summer session (between May graduation and fall semester).
- The 5th year can begin at the regular entrance dates for MSW students
- Students who are ineligible for the five-year program may be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing in the School of Social Work
For more information on qualifying for the program or opting in/out, contact the BSW Program Director, Dr. Maria Vidal de Haymes at email@example.com.