Events & Info Sessions

Information Sessions

Are you, or someone you know, interested in obtaining a Master of Social Work degree? We invite you to attend an information session to learn more about our bold, courageous and world-affirming community of professional social workers.

Online Information Sessions

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

4:00pm-5:00pm (PST)

Thursday, June 16, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

4:00pm-5:00pm (PST)



Thursday, August 18, 2022

12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)



Thursday, September 8, 2022

5:00pm-6:00pm (PST)



May 2022 Professor Highlight: Radical Resilience Building for Social Workers with Dr. Amelia Derr

There is no better time to focus on our own wellbeing!  The world needs change, and in order to be healthy and effective change agents social workers need to learn skills for building and sustaining our own resilience amidst the challenges of this work.  In this interactive presentation we will explore the concept of radical resilience building.

We will spend our time together exploring briefly the impact of chronic stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and primary/secondary/historical trauma on our body/mind, and then spend most of the time exploring and experiencing the concept of resilience and ways to build our own. You will leave with more tools to bring to your work making the world more just, humane, and sustainable!

Dr. Derr’s research examines the nexus between social and health service systems and the migration experience and she teaches courses on global migration, social science research methods, and data analysis. 

Title: Radical Resilience Building for Social Workers

Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm (PST)


Past Event: A Racial Equity Reckoning:

Black History Month Keynote Address by Dr. Benjamin Danielson

Presented on Feb. 18, 2021 by Seattle University Master of Social Work and Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership, Dr. Danielson hoped to sustain people’s commitment to racial equity during these exhausting days and to go deeper into the nature of systemic racism and strategies to help address the difficult work of promoting equity. We are currently working on developing descriptions for the artworks presented by Dr. Danielson and will add them here once we have them completed.

View a Sample Lecture

Ever wonder what it would be like to sit in on an MSW class? Take a look at the sample lectures below to get a feel for how a lecture might be given in one of our classes!

View a sample lecture titled: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Immigrants with Dr. Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW Director, Social Work Chair and Associate Professor.

View a sample lecture given by Social Work Assistant Professor, Dr. Aakanksha Sinha titled: Making Research Matter.