The mission of the Seattle University (SU) Department of Social Work is to educate students for social justice-focused and community-based social work practice. We educate our students to challenge systemic injustice, help those in vulnerable situations, heal trauma, and strive for social change through their practices. The Department is committed to respectful engagement and collaboration with community partners in its scholarship, teaching, and service.
Leaders in social justice-focused social work education.
One of the most dynamic, versatile, and rewarding professions in today’s world and one of the fastest growing. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects social work employment to grow faster than all other occupations between 2016 and 2022.
Offering two pathways to your degree, the two-year MSW program and the Advanced Standing MSW designed for BSW graduates from CSWE-accredited baccalaureate social work programs.
*On sabbatical for AY 2021-2022
Chair, Social Work
Director, Master of Social Work
Interim Chair, Social Work
Interim Director, MSW
Field Director and Clinical Professor, Social Work
Interim Director, Bachelor of Social Work
Social Work Graduates
Check out our Seattle U Social Work Faculty Reading List; each selection has impacted our faculty members in their social work careers.