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School of Social Work

Aging Program

The Aging Program within the MSW program grew from the School of Social Work Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice. The Aging Program is based on grant-funded programs spearheaded by full-time faculty members within the School of Social Work. For more specific information, please contact Dr. Marcia Spira at mspira@luc.edu  or 312/915.7580.

Recommended course for the Aging Program include:

  • SOWK 632: Social Work with the Aged (3 credit hours) - Offered only in the Fall and Spring semesters
  • SOWK 634: Institute on Aging (3 credit hours) - Offered as a one week course in August (typically Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm) in second summer session.
  • SOWK 634: Special Topics course (3 credit hours) - Course topic and course availability varies by semester each year. Please note: SOWK 634 policy courses such as: Policy Issues & Older Adults is a substitute for SOWK 610H in the Mental Health specialization and a substitute for SOWK 610F in the Children and Families specialization.
  • Internship Placement: Second level students in the Aging Program should work with the second level internship coordinator to secure a 720 hour advanced placement working with the aging population. Please go to the Social Work Field work page to learn more about the second level application process