Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Five-Year MSW Program

‌The MSW program requires completion of 60 credit hours and two internships. The first internship is 480 hours and is completed during the senior year. The second internship is 720 hours and is completed during the fifth year. Students will begin the MSW program as seniors while still paying undergraduate tuition.

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Students who have completed SOWK 205, SOWK 361, or any 700 level courses as an undergraduate can count up to two of these courses as MSW electives. Students must have earned a grade of B or better for these courses to transfer.

During the fifth year, students will pursue one of the specializations offered in the MSW program. Students may also pursue a sub-specialization which is optional. See the links below for more information about the specializations and subspecializations. In addition, students will complete 720 hours of field placement.

Children & Families
Leadership and Development in Social Services (LDSS)
Mental Health
Advanced Family Track
Forensic Mental Health
Migration Studies
Group Work
Advanced School Mental Health Practice Certificate (ASMHPP)
Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors (CADC)
Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy
Post Master's Type 73 - Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Social Worker Endorsement

Note: All BSW students must declare their intention to opt-in or -out of the five-year program by Nov. 1 of their senior year.