The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

MSW Student Services – Current Student Information

MSW Student Services – Current Student Information

Academic Policies & Procedures

MSW Student Handbook - 2013-2014 (PDF file) 

Downloadable Forms (All PDF files)

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Class Schedules

Class locations and availability are subject to change. Please consult the online Class Finder or Searchable Class Schedule in MURPHY for the latest updates. Schedules in either location are the most current version and outdate any printed schedule.

Registration Information

Students will receive e-mail notification to their UST e-mail address approximately three weeks before the scheduled start of registration with term specific registration information.

How do I register for classes?

Detailed Murphy Online instructions can be found HERE

When does my registration time begin?

To check your specific registration date/time, please log on to Murphy and go to Student Services, then click Registration, and then Registration Status. Select the term you want to view and submit. This screen will display your registration date/time and if you have any holds on your account preventing you from registering on time. Failure to take care of any existing holds before your registration time may delay your ability to register! Please contact the office where the hold originates BEFORE the date you are scheduled to register.

How do I know what classes to register for?

See course sequencing outlined on the following document. Any deviation must be approved by your advisor and MSW Program Director.
MSW Program Plans - Course Sequences (PDF file)

Summer Registration Policy for Weekday Students

Current students are eligible to take a summer elective course if they have completed their foundation level field placement or are advanced standing. We offer 2 elective courses in summer session one and 2 elective courses in summer session two.

All courses other than electives are reserved for the incoming advanced standing 1yr class or weekend cohort. Weekday students will need special approval from the MSW Program Director to enroll in any summer course other than an elective.

Class registration times typically fall at the following times:

Fall semester – mid June
Spring semester – early December
Summer term – mid April

Help! I can't register...

A few common errors in Murphy include:
"You have no registration time ticket" - solution: go back to the main Registration menu and Select term. Make sure you are selecting the future term you are registering for,  not the current term. 
"Waitlist Closed or Waitlist Unavailable" - solution: not all classes have waitlists available and those that do have a maximum capacity of 5. Make certain you follow the instructions for waitlisting in the Murphy online instructions to waitlist for a class.

I am on a waitlist, how do I know if I can enroll in the class?

When space becomes available in a closed course, the students on the waiting list will be notified by the MSW Program Manager through their UST e-mail account. Please do not contact the instructor of the section you are waitlisted in.

Weekend Cohort Elective Courses

All weekend cohort electives meet on Fridays (12:15-9:15 p.m.). There may be a LIMITED number of seats available in these courses for evening MSW students. If you are interested in enrolling on one of these electives, please contact Lisa Dalsin, MSW Program Manager at You will be placed on a manual waitlist until cohort enrollment for the course is complete.

Remember...we can guarantee you will be able to take all the courses you are scheduled for in a specific term, but we cannot guarantee specific dates/times/ or instructors. 

If you have any questions about course registration please contact the MSW Program Manager at 651-962-5810 or