School of Social Work
Dominican University’s School of Social Work challenges you to change the world by helping you gain the skills to make a difference. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, our programs prepare professional social workers for globally focused, family-centered practice. Our mission guides us to advocate for human rights and social and economic justice for all persons and to promote human and community well-being.
Our progressive MSW program offers a wide range of local, national and international field placement opportunities. Students have completed internships at Chicago-area social service agencies, hospitals, advocacy groups and geriatric centers as well as with programs in Ecuador, India, Ireland, Latvia, Mexico and South Africa. You can make a difference all over the world.
We have an excellent, supportive faculty dedicated to advancing the social work discipline as well as encouraging our students to excel in this dynamic, in-demand field. Many of our faculty members are doing exciting research in gerontology, domestic violence, human trafficking and the impact of educational opportunities on immigrant/migrant families, and they bring real-world experience into the classroom.
- Experience individualized support and mentorship from caring faculty who are invested in your success.
- Focus your studies and build your career in the area that matters most to you by choosing from our MSW tracks.
- Already have your MSW? We also offer non-degree certificate programs in gerontology and school social work.
- Enjoy learning with dynamic peers who will become lifelong members of your professional network.