Our MSW provides exceptional preparation for clinical social work practice, licensure, and life-long professional development.

Degree Earned

Master of Social Work

Multiple Completion Options

  • Advanced Standing (for those with a BSW) and Regular Standing programs
  • Full-time and “Extended”/part-time options
  • Weekday/Evening and Weekend Cohort formats
  • View or download our “Program Options


The St. Kate's-St. Thomas MSW has been exclusively focused on clinical social work practice for 25 years.

Our clinical practice advantage

  • Unrivaled regional network of clinical field partners and over 1800 clinically-prepared MSW alumni
  • Field placements that provide clinical supervision within a statewide network of collaborative partnerships in a wide variety of clinical social work community settings
  • 20+ clinically-engaged MSW faculty = mentors with diverse areas of clinical interest and expertise
  • Required clinical research project
  • Exceptional preparation for clinical licensure

Other Distinctive Features

  • “Large school” resources and network with “small school” environment and student-centered approach
  • Wide variety of elective courses to customize your degree
  • Three Area of Emphasis Scholars programs in critical, emerging practice areas: Aging, Military, and Practice with Immigrants & Refugees
  • Principles of faith and reason inform our curriculum and prioritize social justice.  Our Social Work for Social Justice - Ten Principles have been adopted by schools of social work across the country.
  • St. Kate's - St. Thomas School of Social Work ranked in the top 25 percent of programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report


Admission & Financial Aid

  • The application deadline for all program options is January 10
  • The admission process is handled by Graduate Admissions at St. Kate’s
  • Financial aid is administered by the University of St. Thomas
  • Next steps to learn more about our MSW program
  • Start the application process here