2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Social Work Advanced Standing Online Program (MSW)

The MSW program requires the completion of 23 credit hours, including a 600-hour internship. The program takes 10 months to complete for students that attend full-time (four classes per semester plus internship) or two years to complete for students who attend part-time (two courses per semester). The Advanced Standing MSW program begins in the Fall semester. 


To be considered for the Advanced Standing program, the following requirements must be met:

  • Earned a BSW from an institution accredited by the CSWE within the last five years prior to the start of the term in which you are applying to
  • If the BSW has been received from an institution accredited by the CSWE more than five years prior to applying to the Advanced Standing program, the applicant must prove an active involvement in practicing the social work profession during the time between graduation and application to the program. Examples of how to prove this active involvement are certifications of employment and/or volunteer work and some level of officially recognized licensure in social work.
  • 3.0 or higher overall GPA