The joint MSW program with St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas focuses on clinical social work practice with individuals, families and small groups. Through the development of core competencies in clinical practice, graduates are prepared to think
critically and diagnostically, to develop and implement clinical
interventions, to evaluate relevant client outcomes, and to integrate
macro perspectives in clinical work. Graduates are also prepared to deal with problems including mental illness, developmental disabilities, poverty, discrimination and oppression.
Advanced Standing (AS) admission is for applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the CSWE. Advanced Standing students complete 42 credits and 600 hours of field practicum for their degree.
Regular Standing (RS) admission is for applicants without an undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Regular Standing students complete 60 credits and 1,000 hours of field practicum for their degree.
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Weekday courses are offered in the afternoon (1:30 - 3:55p.m.), late afternoon (4:40-7:05 p.m.), and evening (7:20-9:45 p.m.) to accommodate graduate students who are working professionals.
The weekend cohort program meets once a month (Fridays 12:15-9:15 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Although primarily serving students who commute from Greater Minnesota and surrounding states, the weekend cohort option is available for students in the seven-county metro area as well.
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