Academics & Programs

Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is one of the first graduate schools in the nation to offer a globally focused, family centered concentration.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • Globally Focused
    Our MSW students have the option to participate in domestic and international field placements. Some of our students have experienced international field placements in South Africa, Ecuador, India, Latvia, Mexico, and the Philippines, and we are now developing relationships with other international sites.
  • Family Centered
    The family centered component of our program focuses on the nature of families in terms of culture, community, the life cycle and the components and dynamics of family systems.

MSW/MBA Dual Degree Program
Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work and Brennan School of Business offers a MSW/Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA) dual degree program designed to prepare entrepreneurs for leadership roles in social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions.

MSW/MLIS Dual Degree Program
The Graduate School of Social Work and Dominican's Graduate School of Library and Information Science offer a dual MSW/Master of Library and Information Science (MSW/MLIS) dual degree for those interested in exploring the growing convergence of information management in social services or the expanding role of libraries in providing social services.

Certificates

  • Gerontology (Older Adult) Certification
    Dominican's MSW program is further enriched with gerontological competencies embedded into the foundation curriculum and structure of the program.
  • Military Certificate
    This certificate program trains professionals with master’s degrees in the knowledge and skills necessary to help service members, veterans and their families.
  • Social Work in Schools Certification
    The Type 73 School Social Work Certification prepares students to become professional school social workers in the K-12 education setting