Social Work Day at the Capitol

One of many events organized by our MSW student association

Areas of Emphasis Scholars programs

Consider these critical, emerging areas of practice

Beyond graduation

Our 2400+ 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

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.

Program-at-a-glance»

Featured Events

Aug 07 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Field Practice Institute Seventh Annual Summit on Emerging Issues in Social Work Practice

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