MSW Admissions

Admission Objectives

The School of Social Work is committed to the selection of a culturally, racially and ethnically diverse student body as the optimal leadership group for the future of the social work profession. The MSW Admission Committee will recruit, screen and admit those individuals with the highest potential for clinical social work practice and professional leadership. 

Statements of Non-Discrimination

The School of Social Work embraces the statements of non-discrimination of both universities:

  • The University of St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
  • St. Catherine University admits students regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in state or local commission, and sex* to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in state or local commission, and sex* in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities. *The University does not admit men to its baccalaureate programs.

Accreditation Status

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education: Commission on Accreditation. In 2012, the program was reaccredited by the Council in Social Work Education: Commission on Accreditation for the full eight-year cycle. For more information on this organization check the Web at www.cswe.org.

St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are members of the North Central Association. For further information visit www.ncahlc.org.

The University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University are registered as private institutions with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institutions. Credits earned at the institutions may not transfer to all other institutions.