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Launch Your Career in Social Work

 Social workers can specialize in an area of practice, including clinical work, child welfare, family services, mental health, schools, policy-making and advocacy, among others. SLU offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in social work.

Scholarships Available: Submit your application  for scholarship consideration.

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Impressive Job Outlook

Our alumni are employed at organizations such as:  

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Missouri Budget Project (MBP)
  • Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA)
  • Catholic Charities
  • St. Patrick Center
  • Places for People
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Easterseals
  • Epworth
  • Family Forward
  • St. Louis ARC
  • BJC Hospice
  • Missouri Baptist - Oncology
  • Lutheran Family and Children Services
  • Assisted Recovery Centers of America
  • Nurses for Newborns
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope International
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • BJC Community Mental Health
  • Behavioral Health Response
  • SLU Law Clinic
  • National Low-income Housing Coalition
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Alzheimer's Association

 Why Choose SLU for Your M.S.W.?

  • You’ll choose from three concentrations — clinical, community and organization, or applied behavior analysis.
  • Further tailor your studies through an "area of emphasis" to focus on special populations, including children, veterans and those who have experienced trauma.
  • You'll also be qualified to work in the areas of substance abuse and criminal justice, among other settings.

 What Job Can I Qualify for With an M.S.W.?

  • Clinical social worker
  • School social worker
  • Family case worker
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Medical social worker
  • Psychiatric social worker
  • Hospice social worker
  • Public health administrator
  • Social work administrator
  • Research social worker
  • Environmental health administrator

Your Career in Social Work Starts Now

Questions? Contact Kristi Richter, M.S.W., LCSW, director of graduate recruitment and admission, at or 314-977-2752. Schedule an appointment at