Dual Degrees

The St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW has historically offered the following dual degree program options for students interested in furthering their holistic health, religious, or legal knowledge while also obtaining an MSW degree:

  • Holistic Health Studies - St. Kate's
  • Theology - St. Kate's
  • School of Law - St. Thomas

 
The dual degree programs offer 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.

After the 2018-19 academic year, each university will be offering its MSW programs independently. If you are interested in pursuing a dual degree option, we advise you to contact each program to see if doing a dual degree is possible.  The appropriate contacts for each program are listed below.

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:

2017-18 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.

2017-19 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