Mission Statement

The MSW Program joins with the University to provide an accessible, affordable advanced professional educational opportunity designed to encourage non-traditional and minority students from greater Chicago, surrounding counties and beyond.

The mission of the MSW Program at Chicago State University is to prepare graduate social work professionals, who are committed to life-long learning through a competent, culturally sensitive, evidence-based, trauma informed, family centered practice, and who use their leadership skills with a spirit of inquiry to serve global, especially urban communities with a commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.