Social Work Day at the Capitol

One of many events organized by our MSW student association

Clinical Research Projects

A valuable component of your clinical education

Beyond graduation

Our 2000+ MSW alumni form a powerful clinical network

The UST Interprofessional Center (IPC)

One of our exceptional field education sites

Faculty mentors

Our MSW faculty provide real-world clinical expertise

Master of Social Work


Social workers change the person, one family, one community at a time.

For over 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 ranked in the top third nationally and 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.

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, the St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW faculty has the expertise and commitment to student development to prepare you for success.



Featured Events

Sep 08 2017
MSWSA: MSW student association

Friday, September 8, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please join us and help plan for the 2017 – 2018 academic year!

Sep 09 2017
Walk to End Alzheimer's logo

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 9. Registration at 7:30am; Ceremony at 9am; Walk at 9:25am

Join the MSW Area of Emphasis in Aging Scholars and represent the School of Social Work at this important - and fun - event!

Sep 13 2017
St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW in clinical social work practice Information Session

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On-campus information session for the Master of Social Work program

Sep 26 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online information session for the Master of Social Work program. Led by Tanya Rand, clinical faculty.

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