We're still accepting 2022 MSW applications! Click here to start your application.

Final deadline: February 20, 2022

Already earned your BSW?*

Start our Advanced Standing program in August 2022

Graduate June 2023

Applications open now!

*requires BSW or BASW from CSWE accredited program

No application fee through Fall 2022
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Seattle University offers social justice focused, community-based advanced clinical social work education.

Social Justice Statement

Program Options

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2-Year MSW

A full-time, cohort-based, social justice-focused MSW program. 

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Advanced Standing MSW

For applicants who have an undergraduate degree in social work or social welfare. 

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Learn about practicum details and requirements for both MSW program options. 

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Sub-Specialization Opportunities

Learn about sub-specialization opportunities for both MSW program options. 

MSW Events and Info Sessions

Student Spotlight

Council on Social Work Education

Contact Us

  • Mary Kay Brennan, DSW, LICSW

    Interim Chair, Social Work

    Interim Director, Master of Social Work 


  • Estella Williamson, DSW, MSW, ACSW

    Field Director and Clinical Professor, Social Work 


  • Katie Hoag

    Program Coordinator, Master of Social Work 


  • Anna McCain

    Administrative Assistant, Social Work 


Social Work Faculty Reading List


Check out our Seattle U Social Work Faculty Reading List; each selection has impacted our faculty members in their social work careers. 

Kevin Skiena (MSW, 2020) answers the question: "Why did you choose Seattle University for your MSW education?"

Getting your SUDP while pursuing an MSW

There are limitless paths you can decide to pursue when entering the field of social work. One important path to consider is becoming certified in substance use disorder treatment with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
Dec 31, 2022

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Choosing an MSW Program

Deciding on which MSW program to go to was a daunting task back when I began applying to graduate schools. I didn’t know anyone who had been to graduate school, and I wasn’t sure what I should be looking for in a school. The purpose of this post is to explain what went into my decision-making process in hopes that it might assist someone else who is trying to figure out what school to go to.
Dec 3, 2021

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De-Stress with Dogs!

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Join the Health and Wellness Center as they host their annual de-stress with dogs event for Seattle U students!
Nov 22, 2021

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