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, our MSW program has focused exclusively on preparing graduates to become clinical social workers, the largest group of mental health services providers in the nation. Our MSW has been 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. The program is currently offered as a joint partnership with St. Kate's. After the 2018-19 academic year, each university will offer independent MSW programs.* 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 represent the diversity of the profession and have the expertise and commitment to student development to prepare you for success.
News from the School of Social Work
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join the SSW for Mental Health Day at the State Fair!
Minnesota State Fairgrounds: 1265 Snelling Ave. North, Saint Paul, MN
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 28. Registration at 8:00am; Ceremony at 9:30, followed immediately by walk.
Join the MSW Area of Emphasis in Aging Scholars and represent the School of Social Work at this important - and fun - event!
Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403