What will I learn?

Recognizing that social work and social justice often inform one another and overlap in terms of content and philosophy, Loyola's School of Social Work (SSW) and Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) offer the MSW/MA in Social Justice.

This program is ideal for those who see a role for themselves in an organization that serves individuals and communities or advocates for social change. The MSW/MASJ stresses collaborative and community work, not individual therapeutic relationships, and does not provide for social work specializations in these relationships. Instead, the MSW/MASJ seeks to create leaders for the transformational organizations in local and global communities while also providing a solid theoretical basis for the work of change. With this dual master's degree, graduates will be credentialed in the skills required for both.

Program benefits

  • Earn your degree from an institution that puts service and justice at the heart of its mission
  • Develop strong historical, philosophical, theological and practical social justice and community development knowledge and approaches
  • Complete the program in as few as three years
  • Learn leadership skills, such as non-profit management, grant-writing, staff supervision, and program development through the School of Social Work's Leadership and Development in the Social Services (LDSS) track

Which department am I in?

School of Social Work

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
USD $1,025 per credit hour for MSW course; USD $805 per credit hour for MA course
Start date

18 January 2022


Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Road,



60660, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The Graduate School welcomes applications from international students who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent.

For international students

Students should have earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress.

English language requirements:

For the TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test or 550 on the written test is required. The minimum score for the new TOEFL IBT (internet-based test) is 79.

For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 is required.

Deadline: May 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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