Loyola University Chicago

Graduate Open House

5:30 PM│Wednesday, October 20, 2021│Beane Hall
5:30 PM – Introductions

Glenda Runnels, Assistant Director GPEM

5:35 PM – Welcome

Dr. Goutham Menon, Dean, School of Social Work

5:45 PM – Overview

Glenda Runnels, Assistant Director GPEM

6:00 PM – Breakout Sessions

This portion of the program will provide the opportunity to learn more about our school and programs. During this hour, feel free to stop by various tables to explore topics of interest.

Master of Social Work

Online Bilingual Master of Social Work

MA in Public Service Leadership

Certificate Programs

PhD in Social Work

Academic Advising



Financial Aid


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Program Information

Founded in 1914, the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work educates students to become leaders in the profession. Within a learning community dedicated to excellence in scholarship and service, students select a curriculum focused in clinical, organizational, community, and social justice issues. Learn more about what sets us apart here.

Offering advanced practice training in clinical, school and community settings, graduates of this program are well positioned for leadership roles in clinical, human services, outreach, and development settings. With additional advanced standing and evening offerings, as well as a bilingual track, find the program that works best for you.

MSW (Traditional)

MSW (Advanced)

MSW (Evening)

The first Bilingual Master of Social Work program in the country, this program prepares students for Latino communities to have professional social workers with linguistic skills and cultural awareness of the more subtle aspects that individuals, families, groups and communities face when receiving services. This program aims to strengthen the knowledge, values and skills of those who feel the passion of working with vulnerable people and who are deprived of their rights in our society. Focuses include mental health and immigration studies.

MSW Bilingual (Traditional)

MSW Bilingual (Advanced)

Online MA in Public Service Leadership

Complex societal problems/issues need trained professionals to mitigate & problem solve as agents of change for their communities. This newly-conceptualized degree program is looking to bring together justice-sensitive leaders who will mitigate complex societal problems and issues, and lead to serve our communities.


Offered jointly with the School of Law, this dual degree program fives clinical skills and a broader understanding of the human concerns in legal interventions to practicing lawyers. Students in this program gain a psychological and social perspective that comes into play when representing and advocating for children, families, women, and the elderly.

MSW/MJ in Child and Family Law

This program allows those seeking leadership positions in child and family welfare and advocacy to earn their MSW in tandem with their MJ degree. The MJ degree is offered 100% online, and both degrees can be earned in a total of three years for full-time students.

MSW/MDiv - Master of Divinity

This program recognizes that an individual’s beliefs, world views and values are key components in the healing and treatment process. This dual degree is offered jointly with the Institute of Pastoral Studies, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Catholic Theological Union.

MSW/MA in Social Justice

Recognizing that social work and social justice often inform one another and overlap in terms of content and philosophy, this dual degree program is ideal for those who see a role for themselves in an organization that serves individuals and communities as advocates for social change.

MSW/MA in Women’s Studies

This program allows for an emphasis on the feminist perspective, combining psycho-social and political-historical understandings of women and gender as it has impacted society. This dual degree program is offered jointly with The Graduate School.

MSW/Master of Public Health

This dual degree program provides a multidisciplinary education covering both a client-centered and a population-based health perspective to train those who will work to address the health and social needs of vulnerable populations.

PhD in Social Work

Established in 1986, this program extends the tradition of educating students skilled in clinical research, scholarship, and teaching with the Jesuit ideals of service to others and commitment to social justice as its foundation. The doctoral program prepares students for leadership roles in diverse practice and academic arenas.

Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

This program prepares mental health professionals to become Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (CADC) in the state of Illinois. With this credential, you’ll be better equipped to serve clients with substance abuse issues.

Certificate in Empowering Women: South Asian Women & Girls

This program offers students an opportunity to obtain a completely online certification for working with women, focusing on South Asian women and girls, a population that is underserved and in high need. Students will develop an awareness of the intersections of poverty, gender, politics, and culture, and be properly trained to practice global sensitivity while working with this specific population of women.

Illinois School Social Worker Endorsement (Professional Educator License)

This program is for those who have an MSW degree from an accredited school of social work and who are seeking a Professional Educator License with an endorsement in School Social Work. Students who complete this program will be eligible for their licensure as a School Social Worker in Illinois.