The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Social Work Licensure

Social Work Licensure

360 Clinical Clock Hours Required for LICSW License Eligibility in MN: An analysis of our SCU/UST MSW curriculum identifying content madated by the MN Board of Social Work is covered in each of our courses and the number of assigned clock hours for each clinical standard is available. SCU/UST graduates may obtain a copy of this grid - click HERE

Please send both the completed original Board of Social Work LICSW application form (Form 1) and grid for signature to:

MSW Program Director - School of Social Work
2004 Randolph Ave, F-15
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Fax: 651-690-8821

The school will forward your completed Form 1 and signed grid to the Board of Social Work.

This grid will help you determine how much of the required clinical knowledge content for MN is covered in your coursework. Your transcript verifies which courses you took in our program and used together with the grid, you will be able to assess your status for the MN LICSW application. For a transcript of your coursework, please contact the Registrar's Office at 651-962-6700.

Effective in July 1987, the Minnesota legislature passed legislation that provides for licensure of social workers at four levels. The licensing statute in Minnesota is both a title and practice act. The four levels of licensure are Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). For specific information regarding social work licensure, contact the Minnesota Board of Social Work, (612) 617-2100 or online at

An individual who desires to practice as a school social worker must be licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education. For more information contact the Minnesota Department of Education at 651-582-8200 or online at

MN Board of Social Work Website:


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