Grounded in social justice and inspired by Catholic social thought, we educate and engage students to
learn, grow and develop their professional skills as they prepare for social work practice
in support of health, well-being, and the common good.

The St. Thomas School of Social Work recognizes two goals of generalist social work, which provide the foundation of all levels of practice:

  • to restore and enhance the social functioning of systems of all sizes (individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities); and
  • to promote a more just society

The University of St. Thomas offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) focused on generalist social work practice; a Master of Social Work (MSW) focused on clinical social work practice; and a Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) focused on Education as Practice

We invite you to explore our school, our programs, and our community resources through the tabs, above, and the links, below. Please contact us with any questions - we look forward to connecting with you!

Link to Bachelor of Social Work

Link to Bachelor of Social Work -

Link to Master of Social Work

Link to Master of Social Work  -

Link to Doctor of Social Work

Link to Doctor of Social Work -
Degrees: BSW-MSW-DSW
Full-time Faculty
Current Students
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Featured Events

Aug 26 2019
2019 State Fair Mental Health Day

Monday, August 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join the SSW for Mental Health Day at the State Fair!

Sep 05 2019
2019 SSW Welcome Back Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 5, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

All are invited to join us for an ice cream social (and other snacks) to celebrate the new academic year!

Sep 28 2019
Walk to End Alzheimer's logo

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 28. Registration at 8:00am; Ceremony at 9:30, followed immediately by walk.

Join the MSW Area of Emphasis in Aging Scholars and represent the School of Social Work at this important - and fun - event!

Oct 01 2019
2018-19 MSW information session

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get all your questions answered in this interactive session!

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