The design of the curriculum for the MSW program is consistent with the curriculum guidelines of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program is based on the view of social work as a profession that builds on social science knowledge and educates for increased development of practice knowledge and competence. The model upon which this program is built proposes that education for social work practice is conducted at three distinct levels: undergraduate (entry-level practice), masters (advanced practice) and doctoral (research oriented). All social work education is based upon a foundation of liberal arts education. Professional practice at all three levels is unified by a common core of values, knowledge, and skills.
Clinical social workers are found in myriad settings and are skilled at working with diverse populations. In addition, St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW students have the opportunity to explore areas of interest and focus in a particular area of clinical social work practice. Our MSW program provides exceptional preparation for clinical social work practice: