MSW at a Glance

Ignite Change with a Master of Social Work degree from Seattle University!

Program Options

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Program Options

SU offers 2-Year (66 credit) and Advanced Standing (10 month, 39 credit) MSW Programs

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Sub-Specialization Opportunities

Students can choose between Addiction Counseling, Medical/Health, Trauma Informed Practice. Learn more here

Faculty

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Full Time Faculty

Our current faculty to student ratio is 1:7 compared to the national requirement of 1:12. 

Meet our faculty here!

Practicum

Hours of Practicum

The 2-Year MSW program offers 1168 hours of practicum. 

The Advanced Standing program offers 720 hours of practicum. 

Graduating Class of 2022

35%
Racial and Ethnic Diversity

35% of our 2022 graduates identify as People of Color. 

3.37
G.P.A

The average G.P.A of our 2022 graduates was 3.37 at the time of application. 

28
Age

The average age of our 2021 graduates was 28 at the time of application. 

Incoming 2-Year Cohort

28%
Racial and Ethnic Diversity

28% of our 2022 incoming 2-Year cohort identify as People of Color. 

3.48
G.P.A

The average G.P.A of our incoming 2-Year cohort was 3.48 at the time of application. 

29
Age

The average age of our incoming 2-Year cohort was 29 at the time of application. 

Incoming Advanced Standing Cohort

80%
Racial and Ethnic Diversity

80% of our incoming Advanced Standing cohort identify as People of Color. 

3.6
G.P.A

The average G.P.A of our incoming Advanced Standing cohort was 3.6 at the time of application. 

25
Age

The average age of our incoming Advanced Standing cohort was 25 at the time of application. 

Accreditation

Accredited by CSWE

Seattle University's MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Fields of practice

Examples of Fields of Practice after Graduation

Mental Health Counseling and Psychotherapy

Child/Adolescent and Family Services

Case Management and Advocacy  

Child Welfare

Crisis Intervention

Gerontology and Hospice

Justice System including Juvenile Justice

Medical Social Work

Community Organizing and Policy Practice

Addictions Treatment

Residential Treatment