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School Social Work Concentration Application For Current CSU MSW Students

Overview: 

The Chicago State University, School Social Work Concentration Application is required to assist the faculty in determining the best candidates for this demanding concentration. The requests for this concentration exceed the demand and therefore all qualified candidates will not be selected. Your opportunities will be enhanced by completing the following materials on or before the designated timelines.           

The School Social Work Concentration Application Deadline is December 15th .   

Step To Apply

Step One: You must be an MSW student in good standing. Only those students who hold a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 with at least a grade of B in all courses in the Social Work major will be considered. 

Step Two: You must complete the brief Concentration Application and the Field Placement Application and submit it to the Department of Social Work no later than December 15th.

Current Student Concentration Application

Step Three: Obtain two letters of recommendations

  • One must be from your current field instructor,
  • One must be from a CSU MSW faculty member able to speak to your academic performance.

School Social Work Concentration Application Process For New Advance Standing Students 

The Advanced Standing Program at Chicago State University Department of Social Work is an intensive program for students who have graduated from a Council of Social Work Education Accredited baccalaureate Social Work Program. 

The MSW program of Chicago State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The program prepares students to meet the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements for School Social Workers and for advanced social work practice that utilizes strength-based and family-centered principles to work effectively with client systems. 

Individuals applying for the Advanced Standing Program must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 with at least a grade of B in all courses in the Social Work major. 

The following materials must be submitted to complete the application.

If you are not selected for the School Social Work Concentration, you may select the Direct Services Concentration or the Program Planning and Administration Concentration.  The advanced Field Application should be submitted by January 15th.



 

 

Plan of Study Full-Time 1 Year
Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
SWK 5411

Social Welfare Policy II 
SWK 5471

School Social Work Practice I
SWK 5421

Human Behavior II
SPED 5301

Characteristics of the Exceptional Child
SWK 5441

Research Methods II
SWK 5472

School Social Work Practice II
  SWK 5462

Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar III
SWK 5463

Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar IV
   Elective SWK 5490

Capstone
    SWK 5432

Family Support and Development
Plan of Study Part-Time 2 years
Year One
Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
SWK 5441

Research Methods II
SWK 5421

Human Behavior II
SWK 5411

Social Welfare Policy II
SPED 5301

Characteristics of the Exceptional Child
SWK 5432

Family Support and Development 
Elective
Year Two
Fall Semester Spring Semester  
SWK 5471

School Social Work Practice I
SWK 5472

School Social Work Practice II
 
SWK 5462

Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar III
SWK 5463

Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar IV
 
  SWK 5490

Capstone
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  •  Can I do my internship during the evenings?

    No- you must meet learning standards that require work during the traditional school day. Even if you are placed in a community school, which may have a longer school day, the bulk of your hours will be completed before 3pm and the activities must be those of a traditional school social worker and align to the Illinois State Board of Education Standards. 
  • Where will I be placed for field?:

    Schools that serve as practicum sites can be public or private schools within the city of Chicago or suburban locations. Schools should serve a diverse student population, and provide opportunities for learning experiences across grade levels. 
  • Can I work during the program?

    Most of the students in the Post MSW Program have several years of experience in social services and are often employed during their educational experience.  Please consider the required field hours in your decision to work and your work schedule. 
  • To apply, visit us on the web HERE or call the Graduate College (773) 995-2404. 
  • When is the Application deadline?

    The application deadline is March 15th for Fall admission. 
  • How much is tuition?

    Please contact the Bursar’s Office at (773) 995-2470 for up-to-date information on tuition charges for the Social Work Department. The Bursar’s Office is located in the Cook Administration Building. Tuition costs are also published in the semester course schedule book which is available on the web 
  • Financial Assistance: Call the Financial Aid Office - 773-995-2304 or visit us on the web HERE. 
  • Information Meetings: Call 773-995-2207 to register for a session.