Non-Degree Course Options

Option 1: Pre-acceptance to the MSW Program

You can take courses in the MSW program before being admitted by registering as a non-degree student. Non-degree students can take up to 6 credits (2 courses) before they are accepted. The courses taken as a non-degree student will apply to your degree if admitted. Non-degree registration is available for GRSW 500, 540 and any 500-level elective course on a space available basis after degree-seeking students have registered. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid and are not guaranteed admission to the MSW program.

Option 2: Post-MSW Coursework for LICSW Licensure

If you already have an MSW degree and are looking to complete clock hours in specific clinical knowledge areas for LICSW licensure that you did not fulfill in your MSW program, you may be eligible to register for courses beyond those listed above. You may view our course offerings online. An analysis of our MSW curriculum identifying content mandated by the MN Board of Social Work is covered in each of our courses and the number of assigned clock hours for each clinical standard is available here.

Contact the MSW Program manager for further information reagarding the non-degree application and registration process at