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Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Program Overview

The Master's of Social Work (MSW), offered by Loyola University Chicago in partnership with Carthage College, offers two paths to completion of the degree. The traditional program and the advanced standing program. The program aims to meet the needs of students preparing to work in the social work field. Both degree tracks offer:

The Traditional program begins in June and takes 26 months to complete. Students with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an accredited school can be admitted into the  Advanced Standing program, which begins in June. Depending on the student's preparatory studies and certification goals, the degree can be completed in 14 months.

Loyola University Chicago's Graduate School of Social Work offers a clinical social work program with a comprehensive focus on Child & Family or Mental Health. This program was established in 1914 at the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower campus and began in May 2001 at Carthage in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Campus Facilities

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage provides an atmosphere conducive to learning.  The College's park-like campus offers a peaceful retreat with 72 acres of tree-lined paths and a commanding view of the lake from every building.  To preview the setting, stroll through the campus via an online virtual tour.  When you are ready to visit us in person, check here for directions to the campus.

Click here to visit the Carthage Campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin


School of Social Work · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 1200, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7005

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