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School of Social Work
Maguire Hall, 5th Floor
1 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Master of Social Work
The Master's in Social Work degree is a two-year program offering advanced practice training in clinical, school and community settings. Graduates of this program are well positioned for leadership roles in clinical, human services, outreach, and development settings.
Students in the Master's in Social Work program can take one of two tracks: 1) the clinical track, which includes health, children and families, school social work, mental health specialities, as well as subspecialties in advanced family treatment, gero-ed, migration studies, and group work 2) the leadership and development track, which emphasizes skills in administration, nonprofit 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, including two internships totaling 1,200 hours. The program takes two years to complete if you are attending full time (four classes per semester plus two classes in the summer) or four years if you are attending part time (two classes per semester).
The first internship is 480 hours, performed at the rate of 16 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday during normal business hours. The second internship is 720 hours performed at the rate of 24 hours per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during normal business hours.
A limited number of summer block internships are available for one of the internships. The block consists of 35-40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, again during normal business hours.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999