Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Certificate Programs

Post-MSW PEL: School Social Worker Endorsement

This program is for graduates with an MSW degree from an accredited School of Social Work who are seeking the required courses and field placement for licensure as a school social worker in Illinois (PEL). Full details coming soon.

School Mental Health Advanced Practice Program

This post-master’s certificate program equips mental health professionals to better affect positive psychosocial development of their student clients. Primary takeaways from the program will include: fostering collaboration between schools and families, implementing strength-based interventions in schools, advocating for whole-school interventions, and becoming more data driven and evidence informed as School-Based Mental Health Practitioners (SBMHP).

Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy

People interested in public service, philanthropy and community-building work, regardless of their fields of specialization, benefit from participation in the program. Students gain professional skills and expertise in nonprofit management, strategic planning, utilization of foundation resources and grant making.

Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work is accredited by IAODAPCA as an Advanced Accredited Training Program, preparing social work students and practitioners to become Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors (CADC). Upon completion of the training program students are eligible to submit their application to IAODAPCA to take the CADC exam. A passing grade on the IAODAPCA-administered exam is required for official CADC certification.

Certificate in Working with Women: South Asian Women & Girls

This Certificate 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 high-need. The certificate is open to students across disciplines, including Social Work, Theology, Business Management, Nursing, Law, Education, and Women and Gender Studies, plus it is accessible to both Undergraduate and graduate students as well as to professionals.