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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, Social Work

    Director, Master of Social Work 

    kangh@seattleu.edu

  • Estella Williamson, DSW, MSW, ACSW

    Field Director and Clinical Professor, Social Work 

    ewilliamson@seattleu.edu

  • Katie Hoag

    Program Coordinator, Master of Social Work 

    khoag@seattleu.edu

  • Anna McCain

    Administrative Assistant, Social Work 

    mccainanna@seattleu.edu

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

Social Work and Self-Care

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Self-care is an essential skill for anyone. As college students and social workers, we tend to get a lot of messages reminding us to prioritize selfcare. These messages can be helpful, but it can also be really difficult to decipher what selfcare means to you and how to find the time for it.
Mar 30, 2021

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The Practicum Experience

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Similar to many other skills, social work is best learned through real world or on the job experience. Which is one reason why a practicum is an essential piece to your graduate social work education. So, what exactly is practicum and what will the schedule look like while you’re in school?
Feb 26, 2021

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Four Social Work Faculty Awarded Fellowships and Promotions

Congratulations to our Social Work Professors! Dr. DeFilippis, Dr. Sinha, Dr. Kang, Dr. Cristofalo

Drs Kang, Cristofalo and Sinha from the Seattle University Social Work Department were each awarded a fellowship and Dr. DeFilippis was promoted to Associate Professor in the Social Work Department. Congratulations to our excellent professors!
Apr 8, 2021

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Record-Breaking Day of Giving

Thanks to you, Seattle U Gives was a success!

Seattle U’s fifth annual Seattle U Gives 2021 on February 25 raised $583,700, besting last year’s total by more than 40 percent. This year’s Seattle U Gives also set new records for the number of gifts received, alumni donors, donor-sponsored challenges and states represented in the donor pool.
Apr 1, 2021

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