Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
The M.S.W. degree at Loyola offers opportunities for advanced practice skills in Clinical Social Work or Leadership and Development in the Social Services. Students interested in the clinical track can specialize in health, children and families, school social work, and mental health. The leadership and development track emphasizes skills in administration, non-profit management, grant-writing, staff supervision, and program development. Upon completion of the program, students have completed the education requirements for the LSW and the LCSW licenses.
The MSW program requires completion of 60 credit hours which includes two internships. The 1st internship is 480 hours and the 2nd internship is 720 hours for a total of 1200 internship hours. Students in the advanced standing program complete 34 total credits for the MSW, which includes the 2nd level internship for 720 hours.
The MSW program takes 2 years to complete if you are going full time (4 classes per semester). It will take 4 years if you are going part time (2 classes per semester). MSW Advanced Standing students complete the program full time in 10 months or part time in 2 years.
We accept applications from anyone holding a Bachelor's level degree program. We welcome BA degrees from any academic discipline for our regular MSW program. Those interested in the Advanced Standing MSW must have completed a BSW degree from a CSWE accreditted institution within the last 5 years.
There are no prequisites for the MSW program except completion of a Statistics course within 4 years of starting our program. Students must have earned a 'C' or better in this class within 4 years of starting the program. If you do not have a statistics class, we offer you the opportunity to take it online with us during your first semester of the program.
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