Scholarships available for Spring and Fall 2022
Applications are currently being accepted for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022. Scholarships available. Merit and need-based scholarships are available to full and part-time MSW students. All applications received will receive full consideration for financial assistance.Apply Today
MSW Virtual Information Sessions
Learn more about the MSW program at La Salle and gain an early start on the application process.
You can have a direct impact on the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and society through the profession of social work. Social work is an exceptionally rewarding career that offers the opportunity to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities – whether it is by advocating for the vulnerable, providing job training, counseling, housing or financial assistance, or delivering crucial support to communities to combat the pandemic and other social, economic, and environmental issues. The field of social work is also growing- overall employment of social workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects rapid growth: 19% through 2026.
There is a large and growing need for Social Workers in a wide variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, child welfare and human service agencies, community development organizations, and private practices. Consider pursuing your Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) at La Salle University.
MSW Program courses are offered in the evening to support students who are employed and/or managing other responsibilities.
Regular Entry Program
The MSW program requires 57-60 credits for completion and is offered in the following formats.
- 4 Semesters
- 21-24 months
- Course Sequence
- 8 Semesters
- 3-4 years
- Course Sequence
Advanced Standing Program
The Advanced Standing MSW program requires 30 credits for completion.
Students who qualify for advanced standing have earned a baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a CSWE–accredited program within the past seven (7) years.
Students enjoy a wide range of interesting and unique courses, including:
Tuition and fees for this program can be found on the Financial Aid website.
Information about financial aid, deferred payments and application forms may be obtained from the Director of Student Financial Services, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141-1119, or by calling 215.951.1070.
Methods of Payment/Refund Policy
Tuition is due on or before the first day of the term. Students will receive an electronic bill to their La Salle email account for the term’s tuition. For additional information on payment requirements and the University’s refund policy, please contact the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable at 215.951.1055.
La Salle University’s MSW program has applied for Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation (CSWE). Students who enter the program on or after Fall 2021 will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation.
Candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.