The St. Kate's - St. Thomas DSW program will admit up to 20 DSW students for each incoming cohort. The program will start one cohort of students each year.
- MSW degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Transcript evaluation and acceptable test scores for proof of English proficiency, as detailed on the International Admissions Graduate Application Checklist, as appropriate for international applicants
- Minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience
- Previous teaching experience in higher education (adjunct or full-time) - strongly preferred
- Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previous graduate work
- Three letters of recommendation attesting to capacity of student to do doctoral level work
- Writing sample that demonstrates capacity for doctoral work
- A personal statement that convincingly addresses the questions provided
- Commitment to teach and lead in the social work profession as evident in letters of reference, personal statement and writing sample
Statements of Non-Discrimination
The School of Social Work embraces the statements of non-discrimination of both universities:
- The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, 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. The university’s policy of non-discrimination extends to all aspects of its operations, including but not limited to, employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other educational programs and activities. Contact information for the persons designated to handle inquiries regarding the university’s non-discrimination policy is available at www.stthomas.edu/policies.
- 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 in the College for Women.
For further information on non-discrimination, contact the Dept. of Education: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm or (800) 421-3481.
The University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University are registered 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.