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Program Benefits

  • Traditional and Advanced Standing Tracks
  • Dedicated Field Work Placement Specialist
  • No Pre-Requisites Required

The online Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is designed to prepare you for practice as a clinical social worker* to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups in direct practice. Earning your MSW results in a higher degree of authority and autonomy in your practice. You're able to diagnose and treat your clients while collaborating with other healthcare professionals, mental healthcare practitioners, and community advocates to ensure your patients are getting the best care.

The following outcomes and indicators outline the competencies for Saint Mary's Master of Social Work. These outcomes follow national social work generalist practice competencies and the clinical competencies that extend into a clinical specialization. Generalist level indicators (G) primarily outline the learning focus for the program's first 30 credits; the Clinical (C) level indicators focus the learning for the final 30 credits.

"The online MSW program allowed me to format a study and assignment schedule that works with my work and life activities while still delivering a quality and educational experience."

– Jessica Horstmann, Saint Mary’s MSW online student

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to do the following:

Find out more about what you'll learn in the Master of Social Work program from Saint Mary's and how it can benefit your career: Call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information. *Most social work positions require attainment of a state-issued social work license. For more information, see Earning your Social Work License.