Entering the MSW program is the beginning of an exciting and challenging adventure
We believe you will find the evening and week-end schedule, and close communication
with faculty promotes a student centered culture of learning and personal development.
Students find mentors among faculty (and sometimes among fellow students who may have
ten or twenty years of professional experience) who can enrich the academic content
of their studies.
The MSW program offers three specializations: Direct Practice with Families, Program
Planning and Administration and School Social Work. These specializations utilize
the Family Centered Model as the framework for a holistic approach to service, research
We also offer a post MSW Type 73 program. This program offers the opportunity for
MSW graduates to obtain the certification to become a school social worker.
Our program offers more than 100 different options for field practicum placements
to broaden and enrich the theories and skills taught in the classroom. We work closely
with students to determine the best match for an optimum learning experience.
The Chicago State University MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work