Loyola University Chicago (LUC) is a Jesuit Catholic University dedicated to the Ignatian heritage of faith, seeking God in everyday life; a profound commitment to the poor; to transformative education in the Ignatian tradition of caring for students; and to issues of social responsibility and justice. Celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2020, LUC is a comprehensive, private, independent, urban institution of higher education located in vibrant Chicago. The University endeavors to develop the lives of students, faculty and staff in a spirit of inquiry for the development and application of knowledge for service to others and for living a life that is dedicated to the enrichment of the world. Respect for the person, caring for others, and action in the service of faith and social justice are central to the University's mission. The commitment to social justice is core to both the School of Social Work and University missions.The University strives for and respects healthy work-life balance and family life, including in requirements for tenure and promotion.
Celebrating its 100th Anniversary of MSW Accreditation in 2021, the School of Social Work (SSW) offers the BSW, MSW, & Ph.D. in Social Work. Keeping a focus on mission, the SSW launched the first-of-its kind online, bilingual (Spanish) MSW program in fall 2019. In Fall 2021, the SSW will launch an MA in Public Service Leadership with tracks in Civic and Political Engagement and Communication; Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness; Social/Health Impact Management & Measurement; and Global Social & Sustainable Development. The faculty & staff are committed to transformative education to serve anti-racist aims. Current innovations include week-long Community Immersion activities; community-engaged research; developing pedagogy that infuses advocacy for social justice throughout all coursework; and making field education more accessible via augmented simulation with standardized patients, using traditional and innovative technologies in teaching and learning.
The School provides opportunities for students to expand their worldview through classes at our John Felice Rome Center, videoconference classes with international partner universities, and a robust reciprocal immersion program in the area of refugees and immigrants in Mexico and the U.S. Mexico border area. Several existing (and in development) innovative certificate programs that keep students at the cutting-edge as
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About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.