At Saint Louis University School of Social Work, students earn a degree in the distinguished fields of social work or applied behavior analysis, fields that empower people to use their knowledge to touch the lives of others.
Deeply rooted in a mission of social justice, the School of Social Work is a leader in integrating social work practice and education.
There are a variety of ways to suit your goals:
|MSW in Social Work||School of Social Work|
|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
March 1 (Priority Deadline*)
Aug. 1 (Final Deadline)
|-- Application Form
-- Application Fee
-- Professional Statement
-- Minimum Three (3) Confidential Reference Letters
-- Academic Transcripts
(Advantages of the web application)
Oct. 1 (Priority Deadline*)
Dec. 15 (Final Deadline)
|Summer: No Admittance
|Dir. of Graduate Admissions: Kristi S. Richter
Tel. No.: 314.977.6311
|Director: Don Linhorst, MSW, Ph.D., ACSW|
*Priority Deadline: Applicants who submit a completed application for admission by this deadline will be eligible to apply for Saint Louis University graduate assistantships. Please contact a representative from the degree program or the Office of Admission for more information.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Fall admittance is March 1; spring is October 1 (Applicants for scholarships must have received either full or provisional admission to be considered for a scholarship.)
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
The application consists of seven components:
Additional Application Materials for International Students
TOEFL requirements as of Fall 2011: A minimum score of 580 is required and 4+ writing on the old TOEFL or 92 on the new TOEFL test and must be included with the application.
International students must demonstrate full financial support during their time as a student in the MSW Program. A letter from a financial sponsor is required. International students may apply for a scholarship through the School of Social Work Financial Aid. Scholarships through the School of Social Work are considered partial awards and are for tuition only.
International students must meet other requirements for their student visa. For a detailed explanation of these requirements international students are required to work with the International Center of Saint Louis University.
Rankings/Honors: SLU School of Social Work is a Top 50-Ranked program by U.S. News and World Report.
Credit Hours/Coursework: The Degree Requirements consists of 57 credit hours of classroom and practicum courses.
The MSW degree consists of 57 credit hours, as follows:
Curriculum & Program Details | MSW Course Details
About the Social Work Faculty: As faculty, we endeavor to help our constituents -- students, the larger university community, alumni, and professional colleagues -- to develop as critical, reflective thinkers who are capable and willing to exercise leadership in advancing the cause of human good in the world.
We pursue this goal by providing learning-teaching environments, which nurture, strengthen, and sustain creative intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and technical abilities and interests.
We encourage and support innovative scholarship and research.
We strive for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring.
We actively engage in community service, linking the School and its resources to local, national, and international communities to eliminate ignorance, poverty, injustice, hunger, and the forces that perpetuate these social ills. | Social Work Faculty
Scholarships & Financial Aid: The School of Social Work offers new and continuing MSW students partial tuition remission merit based scholarships. MSW students receive scholarships ranging from $500-$10,000. Applicants who do not initially meet the scholarship criteria or who have applied for scholarship and are not awarded a scholarship may re-apply during their first semester in the MSW Program. Applicants who do meet the merit criteria are encouraged to explore opportunities available through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. | Scholarship & Financial Aid | Student Financial Services at SLU | Affording Graduate Education at SLU
Program Description & Highlights
Our school is built upon an unwavering commitment to social justice. A leader in integrating social work practice and education, the school boasts faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the profession. Our interactive teaching methods are aimed at integrating community-based practice with classroom activities and discussions. Small class sizes facilitate an atmosphere of intellectual dialogue that fosters relationships between students and faculty.
The School of Social Work provides students, faculty, and community agencies funding and opportunities to directly address issues of social justice.
School of Social Work Application Review Process