School of Social Work
Founded in 1914, Loyola University Chicago's 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 on clinical, organizational, community, and social justice issues.
Loyola's Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1921. Loyola's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1976.
MSW Program Specializations
For the Master's in Social Work program, two specializations are available: Micro Practice and Leadership, Mezzo, and Macro Practice. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola #28 on the list of Best Graduate Schools for Social Work.
Through relationships with over 1,000 agencies, non-profit organizations, hospitals, and schools in the Chicagoland area, Loyola provides outstanding access to supervised internships.
The Ph.D. in Social Work trains scholars adept in clinical research, scholarship, and teaching. The School and the University embrace ideals of social justice and service to others, commitments that inform the program's examination of clinical theories, practices, and systems of service delivery.
School of Social Work Graduate Programs
- Divinity and Social Work (MDiv/MSW)
- Empowering Women: South Asian Women and Girls Certificate
- Post-MSW Professional Educator License: School Social Worker Endorsement
- Social Justice and Social Work (MA/MSW)
- Social Work (MSW)
- Social Work Advanced Standing Program (MSW)
- Social Work Online (MSW)
- Social Work/Children's Law and Policy (MSW/MJ)
- Social Work/Law (MSW/JD)
- Social Work/Public Health (MSW/MPH)
- Social Work: Online Bilingual Program (MSW)
- Social Work: Advanced Standing Online Bilingual Program (MSW)
- Women's Studies and Gender Studies (MA)/Social Work (MSW)
MSW Specializations & Tracks
- Leadership, Mezzo, and Macro Practice (LMMP) Specialization with Leadership, Community, Advocacy, and Policy (LCAP) Track
- Micro Practice Specialization with Advanced Clinical Practice Track
- Micro Practice Specialization with Certified Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor Training Program (CADC) Track
- Micro Practice Specialization with Migration Studies Track
- Micro Practice Specialization with Schools/Professional Educator License (PEL) Track
Graduate School Programs
Graduate & Professional Standards and Regulations
Students in graduate and professional programs can find their Academic Policies in Graduate and Professional Academic Standards and Regulations under their school. Any additional University Policies supercede school policies.