Social Work (MSW)
Why study in the master of social work program at Aurora University?
Our program prepares you to help individuals, families, and communities. You’ll learn to advance social change that improves the well-being of vulnerable populations. And you’ll develop solutions to issues at the individual, community, and societal levels. All of this will launch you into a career in one of the fastest-growing fields.
We are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
2017 Test Results from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
|First-Time Exam Takers||79%|
|Repeat Exam Takers||42%|
|Total Exam Results||70%|
- Program length: 60 semester hours
- On-campus specializations: Addictions, child welfare, faith-based, forensic, gerontology, health care, leadership administration, school social work
- Tuition: $600 per semester hour
- Location options: Main campus and Online
- 27 semester hours of foundation work in social welfare, human behavior, theory, research, and field instruction
- 18 semester hours of advanced curriculum in social work practice and policy and advanced field instruction
- 15 semester hours of electives, which can be used to complete one of the program’s specializations
For more information, consult the MSW Student Handbook.
Experiential learning opportunities
You will engage in two internships that let you practice your skills in a real world setting. You will have access to a network of more than 1,000 diverse agencies that have hosted AU students. The first internship consists of 450 hours of work, and the second is 600 hours. Advanced standing students only need to complete the latter.
- Nursing homes
- Human service agencies
- Criminal justice system
- Private practice
Get hired by the best
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
- School districts throughout Illinois
- Addiction treatment centers