The Hybrid MSW

St. Thomas Hybrid MSW

Same exceptional preparation for clinical practice...

...more flexibility for working professionals who want critically important face-to-face time AND on-line components they can complete at their convenience…

For 15 years, we offered a Weekend Cohort distance learning option for working professionals who weren't able to make it to campus for our Weekday/Evening completion tracks, but who value the personal connections and the opportunities for in-depth discussions and focused practice experience of on-campus face-to-face learning.  By increasing the online components of the program, the Hybrid MSW provides even greater access by significantly reducing the on-campus time requirement while maintaining meaningful face-to-face learning opportunities.

The Hybrid MSW

Although primarily serving students who commute from Greater Minnesota and surrounding states, the Hybrid MSW option is available to any student needing the flexibility of distance learning:

  • 2-year Advanced Standing and 3-year Regular Standing completion options for working professionals throughout the region
  • Students will take 2 courses at a time in summer, fall and spring
  • Courses meet on campus 3 Saturdays per term, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • On-campus sessions will take place at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul
  • Students complete online coursework between sessions using a variety of online learning tools
  • Courses in the Hybrid MSW start in the summer
  • 2019 Hybrid summer classes run from June 1 - August 16. REQUIRED in-class hybrid dates for summer 2019:
    • June 8, June 29 and July 27

Priority application deadline for 2019: January 10**

**There will be a second application deadline of March 10 for the Hybrid MSW, pending space availability

Questions? Contact us at or call Cindy Lorah with the School of Social Work at 651-962-5814

Please note that field placements for all completion tracks typically take place during regular business hours. Employed students will need flexibility in their schedules to accommodate the field education requirements of the program as detailed under Field Education»