MSW Information Sessions

Join us!

This fall we're trying something new. We will host two on-campus sessions for prospective St. Thomas MSW students to hear from and interact with a panel of faculty/students/alumni. The sessions will cover many of the distinctive features of the program, including input from our faculty/alums/students about "Why Clinical Social Work?" and "Why the St. Thomas MSW for your degree in clinical social work?" This will be a great opportunity to have all of your questions answered!

  • Monday, September 17, 7 - 8:30 pm, University of St. Thomas. REGISTER»
  • Thursday, November 15, 7 - 8:30 pm, University of St. Thomas. Will also be live-streamed for remote participation: REGISTER»

Prior to attending one of the sessions, we hope you will review our MSW information session slides to provide you with foundational knowledge about our MSW program, allowing us to spend more time on interactive Q&A during the live session.

2019 St. Thomas MSW info session slides»

GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:  If you cannot attend an interactive session, we hope you will review the slides, then follow-up with a one-on-one conversation by calling Cindy Lorah at 651-962-5814 or emailing to set-up a phone conversation or campus meeting to get your specific questions answered and/or to be connected with additional resources.

Curious about field education? Join us for a tour of a unique field site!

  • Thursday, October 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, IPC Tour, Minneapolis campus. REGISTER»
The St. Thomas MSW in clinical social work invites you to tour the St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services (IPC), a collaboration between the School of Social Work, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and the School of Law. The IPC is a pro bono clinic in downtown Minneapolis that offers services through independent and collaborative counseling and legal clinics responsive to the needs of diverse and underserved populations. The IPC is a MSW field education site for both clinical and foundation social work students. It provides individual, couple, and family counseling in a unique, interprofessional environment. The tour will be led by George Baboila, Co-Director, Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.

Meet some of our current MSW students and have a chance to ask them questions about the IPC, field education, and the MSW program. The tour will be followed by an optional MSW program Q&A session for those with additional questions about the program or the admissions process. The tour and student discussion will last approximately 45 minutes.

Please note, the priority application deadline for all MSW completion tracks is January 10. There will be a secondary deadline of March 10 for all extended-time completion tracks*, including the Hybrid MSW program, pending space availability. For questions about the admissions process or timing, please email

*Extended-time completion tracks are all tracks except the full-time completion options: Advanced Standing - 1 year and Regular Standing – 2 years.