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Master’s Program • SW

Master of Arts in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (Advanced Standing Program)

Program Highlights

Prepare to be a leader in clinical social work and social administration practice with a program that offers a high level of flexibility.

The Master of Arts in Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (Advanced Standing Program), which is equivalent to a Master’s in Social Work, provides a broad educational and experiential foundation for baccalaureate graduates. You will be exposed to a combination of direct social work practice, policy development, interdisciplinary research, and social science theory. The core curriculum places particular emphasis on understanding and working with culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged populations.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and SSA's criteria for admission to the master's program must include an earned baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association. Baccalaureate social work graduates entering master's social work programs are not to repeat what has been achieved in their baccalaureate social work programs.

Students will complete the program in four quarters of full-time study and field placement work.

Designed For

Designed for exceptional students who have graduated from an accredited baccalaureate social work (BSW) program within the past five years.

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) School of Social Service Administration.

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At a Glance

1 year Full-time
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