Enrollment Options

MSW Campus Program

Our MSW Campus Program enables you to pursue full or part-time graduate coursework on the Urbana-Champaign campus.  This program is open to Advanced Standing students, as well as students with undergraduate degrees in other fields.

iMSW Program

Hybrid Option

Our iMSW Hybrid Program accepts strong traditional and Advanced Standing students who wish to develop their skills and further their knowledge in social work. The program allows students to take online and blended (online/face-to-face) courses to complete their MSW degree. The face-to-face component meets four or fewer weekends per semester on the Urbana, IL campus or at the Illini Center in Chicago, IL. In order to be eligible for Advanced Standing status, your BSW degree must be from a CSWE-accredited program within the last seven years.

100% Online Option (LSC)

The iMSW in Leadership and Social Change can be completed fully online, without ever coming to campus.

MSW/MBA for Advanced Standing Program Students

All students admitted to both graduate programs are encouraged to begin with their MSW coursework. As an advanced standing student, the MSW degree will be complete with the MBA coursework beginning in the fall semester.  Students take MBA classes exclusively for one academic year (two semesters), completing 40 credit hours. An additional 20 credit hours must be completed any time after they have completed their first year of MBA coursework. All students must remain enrolled as an MBA student for a minimum of three semesters and maintain a 2.75 GPA in Business and a 3.0 GPA. in Social Work.

MSW/MBA for Traditional Program students

All students admitted to both graduate programs begin their MBA coursework in the fall semester and take MBA classes exclusively for one academic year (two semesters), completing 40 credit hours. An additional 20 credit hours must be completed any time after the first year. The remaining MBA courses may spread out as a student completes coursework for the MSW—though we would recommend taking them these courses in the final semester. All students must remain enrolled as an MBA student for a minimum of three semesters and maintain a 2.75 GPA in Business and a 3.0 GPA. in Social Work.