From the Program Director

Photo of Program DirectorWelcome to the Masters of Social Work Program at the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are happy that you have chosen the SSW/UIUC to be part of your preparation as an advanced social work practitioner. We know that some of you are joining us after completing an undergraduate degree in social work or other degree. Others are already busy working in the social work profession. You may be part of our Traditional or Advanced Standing Programs in our on-campus or our iMSW Outreach Program. We applaud your efforts to expand your knowledge and competencies to develop the skills to work as independent clinicians and supervisors. We are glad that you have decided to join practitioners throughout the State of Illinois who have completed their masters of social work degree at the SSW/UIUC. We look forward to working with you while you complete the challenging and stimulating work of supporting vulnerable families as an advanced practitioner with an MSW degree from SSW at UIUC.

Please donít hesitate to contact Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Rachael Dietkus dietkus2@illinois.edu), or me Ben Lough, MSW Program Director (bjlough@illinois.edu) for questions about the School of Social Work MSW Campus program or iMSW program. Admissions and Records Supervisor, Cheryl Street (street@illinois.edu) at the School of Social Work can assist you with questions about being an online student, registration, and general questions.

Again, welcome; we are happy that you joined us!

Ben Lough, Director of the Masters of Social Work Program