Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


SSW Named 6th Best Online MSW Program in Country

SSW Named 6th Best Online MSW Program in Country

Loyola's School of Social Work was recently named the 6th Best Online MSW Program in the country by ClinicalPsychology.org. The website uses factors like completion rates, affordability, institutional competitiveness, program diversity, and faculty expertise to create their rankings.

Our Online MSW Program is designed for flexibility, with both synchronous classes and asynchronous content. We lowered our MSW credit requirements from 60 to 49, allowing students to complete the program quicker and more affordably. 

Online MSW students have the option to choose between two specializations: Micro Practice or Leadership, Mezzo, and Macro Practice. Each specialization also has multiple tracks students can pursue, allowing them to personalize their social work education for their career aspirations. 

After completing Loyola's MSW degree program, you will have numerous skills that will help you provide effective, equitable care to the populations you will serve through:

  • Advocacy
  • Clinical assessment and intervention
  • Communication
  • Cultural competence
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Research and evaluation
  • Policy analysis
  • Ethics and professionalism

You can view ClinicalPsychology.org's entire rankings of Online MSW programs, including methodology, here.