The School of Social Work is committed to the selection of a culturally, racially and ethnically diverse student body as the optimal leadership group for the future of the social work profession. The MSW Admission Committee will recruit, screen and admit those individuals with the highest potential for clinical social practice and professional leadership.
Objectives identified to achieve this desired goal include the following:
Develop a pool of applicants valued because they bring diverse views to the program by virtue of cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds and varying levels of skills.
Closely follow the enrollment and retention rates for students described above.
Support achievement of excellence in all applicants admitted to the MSW program and the successful completion of the program by all students.
Advanced Standing (AS) admission is for applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the CSWE. Advanced Standing students complete 42 credits and 600 hours of field practicum for their degree.
Regular Standing (RS) admission is for applicants without an undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Regular Standing students complete 60 credits and 1,000 hours of field practicum for their degree.
The admission process for the St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW in Clinical Social Work Practice is handled by the Office of Graduate Admission at St. Catherine University.