Master of Social Work

Exceptional Preparation for Clinical Practice

For over 25 years, the St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas MSW program has focused exclusively on preparing graduates to become clinical social workers, the largest group of mental health service providers in the nation. The St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW is ranked in the top third nationally and is recognized for developing graduates with the skills and competencies to confidently practice with individuals, families and small groups in the myriad settings in which clinical social workers are found.

Clinical social work is a rapidly expanding profession, with many areas of practice expected to grow by almost 20 percent in the next decade. Growing areas of clinical practice include:

•  Aging / Gerontology        •  Child / Family / School
•  Health Care                      •  Immigrant / Refugees
•  Military / Veterans            •  Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Maximize Your Options

Through the development of core competencies in clinical practice, our graduates are prepared to think 
critically and diagnostically, to develop and implement clinical 
interventions, to evaluate relevant client outcomes, and to integrate
 macro social work perspectives in clinical work. Graduates are also prepared to deal with problems including mental illness, developmental disabilities, poverty, discrimination and oppression. All of our graduates are academically on-track toward clinical licensure, maximizing future career opportunities.

So whether you're focused on a specific type of clinical practice or want to explore the many different career options available to clinical social workers, the St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW faculty has the expertise and commitment to student development to prepare you for success.

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Featured Events

May 14 2016
The MSW Student Association invites you to volunteer and/or participate in the Dash-it-for-Baskets 5k on May 14, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will be needed from approximately 7:00 - 11:30 a.m.

MSWSA volunteer opportunities and race teams. Proceeds benefit Open Baskets!

May 16 2016
Clinical Research Paper Presentation Day

Monday, May 16, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Join our MSW students as they present their Clinical Research Papers for our SSW community

Jun 01 2016
MSW INFORMATION SESSION LED BY DR SARAH FERGUSON, MSW PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Visit with representatives from St. Kate's Graduate Programs - including the MSW - at Surly Brewing in Minneapolis

Jun 14 2016
MSW INFORMATION SESSION LED BY DR SARAH FERGUSON, MSW PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On-campus information session for the Master of Social Work program. Led by MSW program director, Dr. Sarah Ferguson

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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

St. Kate's Undergraduate Admissions St. Kate's Evening/Weekend/Online Admissions University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Admissions

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)