Master of Social Work
CHANGE LIVES. CHANGE THE WORLD.
Social workers change the world...one person, one family, one community at a time.
For 25+ years, the St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas MSW program has focused exclusively on preparing graduates to become clinical social workers, the largest group of mental health service providers in the nation. The St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW is recognized for developing graduates with the skills and competencies to confidently practice with individuals, families and small groups and to maximize their impact in the myriad settings in which clinical social workers are found. Although we anticipate that the program will no longer be a joint partnership with St. Kate's after the 2018-19 academic year, the University of St. Thomas will offer the MSW in its current format with the same commitment to social justice, teaching excellence, and exceptional preparation for clinical social work practice & licensure that have shaped our graduates for almost 30 years.
Clinical social work is a rapidly expanding profession, with many areas of practice expected to grow by almost 20 percent in the next decade. Growing areas of clinical practice include:
• Aging / Gerontology • Child / Family / School
• Health Care • Immigrant / Refugees
• Military / Veterans • Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Maximize Your Options
Through the development of core competencies in clinical practice, our graduates are prepared to think critically and diagnostically, to develop and implement clinical interventions, to evaluate relevant client outcomes, and to integrate macro social work perspectives in clinical work. Graduates are also prepared to deal with problems including mental illness, developmental disabilities, poverty, discrimination and oppression. All of our graduates are academically on-track toward clinical licensure, maximizing future career opportunities.
So whether you're focused on a specific type of clinical practice or want to explore the many different career options available to clinical social workers, our MSW faculty have the expertise and commitment to student development to prepare you for success.