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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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Practicum

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

  • Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW, PhD

    Chair, Department of Social Work

    Director, Master of Social Work 

    Associate Professor

    kangh@seattleu.edu

  • Estella Williamson, DSW, MSW, ACSW

    Field Director, Department of Social Work 

    Clinical Professor

    ewilliamson@seattleu.edu

  • Katie Hoag

    Program Coordinator, Master of Social Work 

    khoag@seattleu.edu

  • Anna McCain

    Administrative Assistant, Department of Social Work 

    mccainanna@seattleu.edu

Council on Social Work Education

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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. 

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Social Work Department Newsletter

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

Student FAQs

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Potential and newly accepted students will often reach out to the social work program to talk with a student about their experience. Oftentimes the questions will be very similar, which is how I have come up with this list. I hope it is helpful in determining if this is the right program for you or solidifying your decision to accept your admission.
May 4, 2022

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Practicum Advocacy

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The practicum experience is a huge part of social work education. Personally, I feel like I have learned more while at my practicum than I could ever learn in a classroom. There are parts of the practicum experience that seem to be less talked about and may go unnoticed by some. So, let’s talk about them so that you know what to expect!
Feb 28, 2022

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Seattle University Holds First In-Person Commencement in Three Years

The Class of 2022, along with members of the classes of 2020 and 2021, got their chance to walk across the stage in traditional commencement ceremonies on June 12 at Climate Pledge Arena.
Jul 1, 2022

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Three Social Work Faculty to Serve as Provost Fellows

As faculty leaders and teacher-scholars, the Provost Fellows will bring their experience and expertise to our strategic effort to strengthen the education we offer in the Jesuit, liberal arts tradition.
May 10, 2022

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