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 25% 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.

Program-at-a-glance»

 

Featured Events

Feb 26 2016
Supervision Institute:  The basics of generalist agency-based supervision

Friday, February 26, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BSW Supervision: The Basics of Generalist, Agency-Based Supervision

Feb 27 2016
LGSW Exam Review 2.27.16

Saturday, February 27, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Second offering of test review process for MSW graduating students to gain a better understanding of the LGSW licensing exam.

Feb 29 2016
Dementia Friends Training

Monday, February 29, 2016
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Sponsored by MSW Area of Emphasis in Aging Scholars (AEA)

Mar 10 2016
2016 Careers in Social Work alumni panel

Thursday, March 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Hear from School of Social Work alumni about their careers and the profession

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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)