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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 


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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Read the 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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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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New Telehealth Service for Students

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Seattle University launched TimelyCare, the only student-first telehealth provider that offers a complete care solution, on March 28. All Seattle University students now have access to this new health and wellness resource.
Mar 31, 2022

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