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MSW Social Work - Child and Family Practice

Illinois State University

Make a positive impact on children and families.

The Child and Family Practice specialization focuses on four of the key social problems affecting individuals, including mental illness, intimate partner violence, poverty, and substance use.

You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge in a variety of practice areas. Our electives and practicum experience center around special populations and social problems such as:

  • foster care and special needs adoption
  • substance use
  • family violence
  • sexual abuse
  • physical and mental illness
  • agency administration and program planning
  • supervision

Our agency-based practice gives you the opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to working with children and families. Through this experience, you will learn how to develop, deliver, and manage services to meet the needs of clients. Whatever your interest may be, we have just the spot for you. Agency locations include, but are not limited to:

  • mental health facilities
  • child welfare agencies
  • substance use disorder treatment programs
  • youth centers
  • prevention agencies
  • hospitals
  • homeless programs
  • intimate partner violence centers
  • courts
  • community centers
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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
$23,440 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 years


Jan 2025

Start Month

Dec 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • January 2025
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time