The DePaul MSW Program is housed on the Loop Campus and offers two and four-year enrollment plans (along with a 12-month advanced standing option for graduates of CSWE accredited BSW programs) for students interested in graduate, professional education in social work. Classes are held in the evenings, afternoons, and weekends and field placements are offered across the greater Chicago area. The program offers low faculty-to-student ratios which facilitate continuous mentoring and support for all student professionals. Students and graduates have been successful in publishing and presenting their scholarly works. The program graduated its first class in 2008 and already boasts an impressive roster of employed and engaged alumni across the region.
The DePaul University Master of Social Work Program extends the university's global Vincentian mission of service to marginalized groups, particularly those in the Chicago urban community. The program offers rigorous, personalized, and responsive education, through collaboration with university and community partners in pursuit of social and economic justice. The DePaul University Master of Social Work Program is designed to foster excellence in community-based practice with an emphasis on ethics, leadership, and scholarship.
Goal A: The DePaul University Master of Social Work Program will provide a context which is supportive of rigorous study and scholarship that directly informs integrative practice.
Goal B: The DePaul University Master of Social Work Program, in extending the Vincentian identity will provide a learning and organizational context which is appreciative of human diversity and facilitative of social and economic justice.
Goal C: The DePaul University Master of Social Work Program will collaborate with other units within the university and with community partners to improve the welfare of historically oppressed populations and communities.
Goal D: The DePaul University Master of Social Work Program will provide professional education in ethical community-based practice with individuals, family groups, community organizations, and institutions.