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:
- Classes at Carthage's Kenosha campus on the shores of Lake Michigan.
- Classes that meet on Saturdays usually on a weekly basis.
- Studying as part of a small cohort of professionals.
- Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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.
- The Loyola MSW at Carthage represents the best of both worlds: a large university's faculty and curriculum and a small college's service and responsiveness.
- Particular emphasis is placed on developing one's ability to intervene on behalf of individuals, families, and small groups with the aims of strengthening, maintaining, and enhancing them.
- Preparation for clinical practice also includes the development of knowledge and skill in the areas of case advocacy, social service advocacy, the assessment of community needs, and participation in the development and evaluation of clinically effective programs.
- Field placement and instruction provide the knowledge and skills needed for effective practice with individuals, families, and small groups.
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.