Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Graduate Admission

Application for admission to the School of Social Work is handled differently by each program. For more information please select from the programs below:

Program NameAdmission 
Application DeadlineStart Term
BSW/MSW 5-year Program Admission

February 1

September 15

February 1




Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission May 1 November 1 May 1 Fall Spring Summer I
MSW Advanced Standing Option * Admission May 1 Fall
MSW Online Program Admission July 1 Fall
Maestría Bilingüe en Trabajo Social en Línea Admisión 1 de julio Otoño
Maestría Bilingüe en Trabajo Social en Línea - Nivel Avanzado Admisión 1 de noviembre Primavera
MSW/JD Admission May 1 Fall
MSW/MJ in Child & Family Law Admission May 1 Fall
MSW/MDiv Admission May 1 Fall
MSW/MA in Social Justice Admission May 1 Fall
MSW/MA in Women's Studies Admission May 1 Fall
MSW/MPH (Master of Public Health) Admission May 1 Fall
Ph.D. in Social Work Admission January 1 Fall
Post-MSW PEL: School Social Work Endorsement Admission April 1 Fall
Certificate in Advanced School Mental Health Admission  August 1 Fall
Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling Admission December 1  

Please note: The deadlines for priority consideration for scholarships are as follows: March 1 (Fall and Summer terms) and October 1 (Spring term).

  • The deadline for School Social Work Track for MSW and MSW Advanced Standing program is March 1. See the program page for additional requirements.
  • The deadline for Post-MSW PEL: School Social Worker Endorsement - Advanced Standing program is April 1.
  • Spring MSW applicants wishing to start an internship in their first semester must apply by October 1st in order to increase their chances of securing an internship.