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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

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?"

It's Summer-Now What?

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We made it through our first year of the graduate program and now it’s time for summer break! Transitioning from having a packed schedule to having nothing on the to-do list can be a shock— a welcome shock if you ask me. Let’s talk about some ideas to make your summer break everything you imagined!
Jun 30, 2021

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That’s a Wrap

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As I end my first year of the Seattle University MSW program, I can’t help but feel sappy and reflective. This school year has gone by so fast and so very slow all at the same time, but here I am halfway to getting my master’s degree.
May 31, 2021

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SU Joins Others in Calling for Passage of Dream Act

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Citing an uncertain future for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers, their employers, families, and communities after a Texas federal judge declared DACA unlawful and closed the DACA program to future applicants, more than 400 CEOs, University Presidents, and civic leaders sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging them to pass the bipartisan Durbin-Graham DREAM Act of 2021.
Jul 22, 2021

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Upcoming Event-Professor Highlight: Dr. Cristofalo

MSW Professor Highlight-Dr. Meg Cristofalo

Join us for a professor highlight with Dr. Meg Cristofalo! This event is a chance for prospective and new students to get to know their professors. Bring your questions about the program, social work careers, or anything else you wish to ask Dr. Cristofalo!
Jul 8, 2021

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