Know you want to practice clinical social work? Enjoy a seamless transition to graduate school!
The St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas School of Social Work offers an Accelerated MSW Admissions Process for current St. Catherine University and University of St. Thomas Junior BSW majors. This process provides students with acceptance into the St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW in clinical social work practice program in their Junior year rather than their Senior year, streamlines the admissions process, and waives the application fee.
Accelerated Admission Application
To apply, students must complete the Accelerated Admission Application. In this application, students state their intent to apply for the MSW program, indicate their desired program track AS1, AS2, or AS3*, and include their current transcript showing successful completion of all allied/supporting coursework for the social work major.
If accepted, students must maintain:
A cumulative GPA of 3.0
A Social Work GPA of 3.25
Good academic and professional standing (see professional standards in the BSW Student Handbook) within the BSW program
Confirm their acceptance into the MSW program by submitting a 300-word statement reflecting on their goals for their MSW education
Submit their Fall Senior Year Field Evaluation
Confirm or change their program track: AS1, AS2, AS3*
Maintain good academic and professional standing (see professional standards in the BSW Handbook) within the BSW program.
Intend to begin the MSW program in June (AS1) or September (AS2 or AS3) of graduation year
Provide the MSW program a copy of all transcripts at completion of their BSW degree
*AS1 completes the MSW in one year in the weekday/evening program, AS2 completes the MSW in two years in the weekday/evening program, AS3 completes the MSW in three years in the weekday/evening or weekend cohort program.