Dual Degrees

Innovative program options are available for students interested in furthering their holistic health, religious, or legal knowledge while also obtaining an MSW degree. These collaborative programs with the School of Social Work offer dual degrees with: 

  • Holistic Health Studies
  • Theology
  • School of Law 
  • Coming in 2018-2019: Public Health

 
These programs were developed to reinforce and support a professional perspective that serves the multiple and complex needs of clients. To participate in a dual degree option, students must be independently accepted into both graduate programs.  Applicants should express their intent to complete the dual-degree program when applying for admission. Once accepted, you will develop a plan for completing both degrees with the support of an adviser from each program. For social work students, their adviser will be the MSW Program Director or designated faculty member. Upon completion, students will have two degrees.
 
*Please note: The dual degree program offers two separate degrees from two separate programs.  The institutions may articulate transfer/elective credits that students can count toward both degrees.  Each institution is responsible separately for the administration of the program and has its own policies and procedures regarding admission, registration, billing, student advising and graduation requirements.

Academic Partner:

St. Catherine University

Area of Graduate Study:

Social Work and Holistic Studies

Holistic health is also known as integrative, complementary or alternative healthcare. It crosses borders, disciplines, time, religions and ways of knowing and healing to benefit individuals, communities and the environment.  Learn more about how this area of study can be combined with the MSW in clinical social work to provide a truly unique learning opportunity:

Current Program Overview: MSW/MAHS Dual Degree

PLEASE NOTE: This MSW/MAHS program overview does NOT reflect the MSW curricular changes taking effect in 2018-19. For Regular Standing students, the MSW is now 56 credits and for Advanced Standing students it is 38 credits. GRSW 682: Clinical Research Project is now an elective course in the MSW. Please consult with the faculty advisers to discuss your dual degree study options.

Planning Worksheet‌: MAHS-MSW Dual Degree Worksheet

Master's in Holistic Health Studies webpage»

Holistic Health Studies certificate webpage»

Advisers:

Social Work: MSW Program Director, Kari Fletcher: flet660@stthomas.edu / 651-962-5807

Holistic Health Studies: MAHS Program Director, Laurie Anderson Sathe: landersonsathe@stkate.edu / 651-690-8118

Admissions:

Holistic Health Graduate Admissions

 651-690-6933

Academic Partner:

St. Catherine University

Area of Graduate Study:

Social Work and Theology

Theology explores the mystery of God and humanity, and all creation in light of that mystery. The Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) degree from St. Catherine University emphasizes the exploration of your spirituality within the Christian faith tradition.

Current Program Overview: MSW/MAT Dual Degree

PLEASE NOTE: This MSW/MAT program overview does NOT reflect the MSW curricular changes taking effect in 2018-19. For Regular Standing students, the MSW is now 56 credits and for Advanced Standing students it is 38 credits. GRSW 682: Clinical Research Project is now an elective course in the MSW. Please consult with the faculty advisers to discuss your dual degree study options.

‌Master's in Theology webpage»

Advisers:

Social Work: MSW Program Director, Kari Fletcher: flet660@stthomas.edu / 651-962-5807

Theology: MAT Coordinator/Professor, William McDonough: wcmcdonough@stkate.edu / 651-690-6072

Admissions:

Theology Graduate Admissions

651-690-6933

 

Academic Partner:

University of St.  Thomas Law School

Area of Graduate Study:

Social Work and Law joint degree website

PLEASE NOTE: The MSW/JD program overview currently found on the joint degree website does NOT reflect the MSW curricular changes taking effect in 2018-19. For Regular Standing students, the MSW is now 56 credits and for Advanced Standing students it is 38 credits. GRSW 682: Clinical Research Project is now an elective course in the MSW. Please consult with the faculty advisers to discuss your dual degree study options.

Advisers:

Social Work: Director, Social Work Services, Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services (IPC), George Baboila: gvbaboila@stthomas.edu / 651-962-4817

Law: Director, Legal Clinics, Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services (IPC), Virgil Wiebe: vowiebe@stthomas.edu / 651-962-4976

Admissions:

Law Admissions

651-962-4895