Career Opportunities

  • The need for social workers is expected to grow by 19% through 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Social workers have one of the highest rates of job satisfaction in the nation
  • Those with an MSW earn an estimated 15-20% more than colleagues with only a BSW (
  • La Salle’s MSW program offers robust field placements
  • La Salle MSW graduates are highly sought after by employers in a wide variety of settings, including government agencies, schools, and both nonprofit and for-profit organizations


La Salle University’s MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Board of Accreditation (BOA). Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the BOA indicates that it meets or exceeds standards of program quality evaluated through a peer review accreditation process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the BOA has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Accreditation applies to all program options, which includes locations and delivery methods. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. Review our program’s accredited status in CSWE’s Directory of Accredited Programs. For more information about social work accreditation, contact CSWE’s Department of Social Work Accreditation.

CSWE Accreditation

Assessment Outcomes

Daynell Wright, ’01, M.A. ’24

As Daynell Wright, ’01, M.A. ’24, prepares to receive her diploma at the 2024 Commencement, she talks about what being an Explorer means to her.   

Karen Martinez, ’25, and Kayla Zaruma, ’25

Karen Martinez, ’25, and Kayla Zaruma, ’25, may have different majors but the family members are cheering each other on to the finish line of graduation.