Social Work, B.S. to Social Work, M.S.W. Accelerated Program

Bachelor of Social Work students interested in pursuing their M.S.W. degree at Saint Louis University have the opportunity to complete both degrees together in a minimum of five years.

Students select a concentration from the M.S.W. program in the spring semester of their junior year in one of three areas: clinical, community and organizations, or applied behavior analysis. 

Social Work, B.S.

Social Work, M.S.W.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate social work program at Saint Louis University has been continuously accredited since 1974.
 
The master of social work program at Saint Louis University has been continuously accredited since 1930.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Phone: 703-683-8080 

Students who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and "Bs" or better in their social work courses are eligible to apply to the accelerated Master of Social Work program in the spring semester of their junior year. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and meeting the admissions requirements of the M.S.W. program, students can begin the M.S.W. program during the summer or fall following their May graduation.

The M.S.W. program is then completed within three semesters (summer, fall and spring; or fall, spring and summer). Students considering this option need to carefully plan their schedules with their academic advisor and Bachelor of Science in Social Work program director.  

Undergraduate students may take up to 12 credits (if Clinical or Community and Organization concentration) and 6 credits (if Applied Behavioral Analysis concentration) of the following graduate courses in their senior year.

Applied Behavior Analysis

SWRK 5707Policy Practice for Social Justice3
SWRK 5762Diagnosis & Assessment in Clinical Practice3

Clinical Concentration

SWRK 5700Values & Ethics in Social Work3
SWRK 5707Policy Practice for Social Justice3
SWRK 5734Human Behavior & the Social Environment Part II3
SWRK 5762Diagnosis & Assessment in Clinical Practice3

Community and Organization Concentration

SWRK 5700Values & Ethics in Social Work3
SWRK 5707Policy Practice for Social Justice3
SWRK 5721Community Theory & Practice3
SWRK 5785Organizational & Program Planning3

Non-Course Requirements

  • Fall semester junior year: attend an accelerated B.S.S.W./M.S.W. in social work program information session.
  • Spring semester senior year: participate in M.S.W. program new student orientation.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW
Program Director
School of Social Work
shannon.coopersadlo@slu.edu
314-977-2726