The School of Social Work supports students throughout their time at Saint Louis University and beyond. These resources can help social work students navigate difficult times during their studies and career.
Affording a Degree in the School of Social Work
Financial aid is available for students of all majors and programs within Saint Louis University School of Social Work. In addition to financial aid available from Saint Louis University, there are opportunities available for students of social work, applied behavior analysis, criminal justice and criminology, and gerontology.
Frequently Needed Forms
The Saint Louis University School of Social Work offers forms, field manuals and handbooks for students at all levels of study.
The Saint Louis University Social Work Association (SWA) arranges social engagements, speakers, panels and much more for undergraduate social work students and the larger SLU community.
Contact: Email Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D.
The purpose of the Saint Louis University Master of Social Work Student Association (MSWSA) is to provide a forum for student concerns about the M.S.W. program, foster community among current SLU M.S.W. students, and advocate for student needs in the program and profession. We have bi-monthly town halls, the occasional social event, and annual community service drives. As the semester goes on, we will have more information on this page including upcoming events and pictures of students at M.S.W.-related activities. Be sure to check out the School of Social Work calendar for upcoming MSWSA meetings and events, as well as great things happening around the college. We are always looking for student involvement. If you are interested in an open officer position, please contact one of the current officers:
- Ciara Pink, President
- Quin Rich, Vice President
- Claire McNamara, Secretary
- Liz Cairns-Callen, Social Chair
- Mason Walk, Service Chair
- Quin Rich, Academic Affairs Representative
- Alexis Williams, GSA M.S.W. Representative
The goal of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Club is to form a bond uniting students and teachers of criminal justice, criminology, the law and social justice within a community.
Practicum Information for Students
Students in many programs in SLU’s School of Social Work must complete a practicum. This experience allows students to take their classroom knowledge into the field while remaining under the faculty supervision. Students gain a deeper understanding of how their coursework applies outside the classroom, while being able to hone their interests and specialties.
Graduation is an important time in a student’s life. SLU's graduation and commencement resources will let you know how to apply for graduation, deadlines and forms.
Learn More About Graduating From SLU
Career Services is well-known for their assistance in finding a job, however, the office has services for students at all levels of their academic journey. Career Services can help students identify a career path, develop their resume and more.
SLU’s School of Social Work will prepare you for your career but graduation is not the end of your education. Most social work careers will require licensure. Requirements vary by state, organization and services provided. Some licensure organizations even offer different levels of certification depending on an applicant’s experience and education level.
For information on licensure in other states and nationally, visit the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Social Work Boards.
Learning to support yourself as you support others is a vital part of your development.
SLU's continuing education workshops for social work professionals are affordable and informed by current research and best practices in the field. Our instructors are leading practitioners and faculty members at SLU's School of Social Work who bring a wealth of professional and instructional experience to the workshops.
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School of Social Work Gear
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Students who perform volunteer work while studying at SLU’s School of Social Work provide valuable services to the community while also helping to develop their professional interests.
The St. Louis area is home to hundreds of organizations that offer volunteer opportunities, whether you want to work with youth or senior citizens, in health care or education, for justice or against racism. The resources below can assist you in finding opportunities that suit your interests and schedule: