Leaders in social justice-focused social work education, our faculty integrates 4 central facets of social justice in all aspects of our curriculum:
We educate our students to challenge systemic injustice, help those in vulnerable situations, heal trauma, and strive for social change through their practices. Our students are trained to become leaders in community-based social work practice in areas such as children and family services, mental health and medical health care, school-based counseling, trauma-informed practice, aging, and client and policy advocacy.
One of the most dynamic, versatile, and rewarding professions in today’s world and one of the fastest growing. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects social work employment to grow faster than all other occupations between 2016 and 2022.
Offering two pathways to your degree, the two-year MSW program and the Advanced Standing MSW designed for BSW graduates from CSWE-accredited baccalaureate social work programs.
Social Work Graduates
Jo was nominated by faculty and her peers for her notable social justice organizing and leadership while at SU. Jo’s activism efforts were channeled through several groups: White Students Against Racism, Ignite the Mission, and Students for Economic Justice; and as a fellow with the national organization Young People For. Jo’s practicum placement was at the King County Office of Public Defense providing legal mitigation for low-income community members.
Jo will be attending Seattle University's Master in Social Work Advanced Standing Program in the fall with the career goal to work as a legal mitigator for persons with low incomes.
Emily is graduating summa cum laude with double degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice. Her exemplar academic achievements compliment her wonderful collegial spirit. Emily was placed at Goodwill Industries for her field practicum. Emily will be returning to SU in the fall to pursue her Master in Social Work in the Advanced Standing Program with a focus on trauma-informed treatment.