Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Dean's Welcome


On behalf of Loyola University Chicago's School of Social Work, I am pleased to welcome current and prospective students, alumni, contributors, and friends.

Welcome to the official website of the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. As Dean, and on behalf of our outstanding faculty, professional staff, alumni and current students, I encourage you to explore the website and learn more about our history and proud tradition of cultivating and encouraging innovative, cutting edge social work practice.

I am hopeful that you will enjoy learning more about our curriculum, exceptional faculty, training and career opportunities, including our five year BSW-MSW program, our migration studies and new Interprofessional Practice with At-Risk Youth sub-specializations, our dual degree programs, and our Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling program.  As the largest clinical program in the Midwest, Loyola’s Social Work students serve in more than 300 field placements throughout the Chicagoland area and in Wisconsin through our MSW program with Carthage College

More than 10,000 graduates from our School have served or are currently serving throughout the region, country, and other parts of the world.

Our education programs incorporate cutting-edge research and applications to provide you with the best educational experience possible. Our programs include unique opportunities to interface with faculty allowing you to develop professional skills necessary for engaging in many areas of professional practice.

I encourage you to explore our website or join us on Facebook to learn more about the School of Social Work. To request more information on our programs or to view a list of upcoming event dates, simply click here or contact our Enrollment Advisor, Corey Sampsel, at 312.915.7201.



Susan F. Grossman, Ph.D.
Interim Dean & Professor