Program-at-a-glance

Our MSW provides exceptional preparation for clinical social work practice, licensure, and life-long professional development.

Degree Earned

Master of Social Work

Multiple Completion Options

  • Advanced Standing for those with a BSW (38 cr) and Regular Standing (56 cr) programs
  • Full-time and “Extended”/part-time options
  • Weekday/Evening and Hybrid MSW formats
  • Learn more about our program completion options

Our Clinical Practice Advantage

The St. Kate's-St. Thomas MSW has been exclusively focused on clinical social work practice for 25 years.

  • Unrivaled regional network of clinical field partners and over 2000 clinically-prepared MSW alumni
  • Field placements that provide clinical supervision within a statewide network of collaborative partnerships in a wide variety of clinical social work community settings
  • Students take 35 credits of advanced clinical coursework following foundation curriculum
  • 20+ clinically-licensed and engaged MSW faculty = mentors with diverse areas of clinical interest and expertise
  • Exceptional preparation for clinical licensure

Other Distinctive Features

  • “Large school” resources and network with “small school” environment and student-centered approach
  • Full access to graduate services and facilities at both St. Kate's and St. Thomas
  • Opportunities to focus in a particular area of practice through choice of elective courses, field practica, and course assignments
  • Three Area of Emphasis Scholars programs in critical, emerging practice areas: Aging, Military, and Practice with Immigrants & Refugees
  • Principles of faith and reason inform our curriculum and prioritize social justice.  Our Social Work for Social Justice - Ten Principles have been adopted by schools of social work across the country.
  • St. Kate's - St. Thomas School of Social Work ranked in the top third of programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report

Admission & Financial Aid

  • The application deadline for all program options is January 10
  • The admission process is handled by Graduate Admissions at St. Kate’s
  • Financial aid is administered by the University of St. Thomas
  • Next steps to learn more about our MSW program
  • Start the application process HERE»