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Graduate Programs from the Morrison Family College of Health

Advancing Health Equity

The Morrison Family College of Health is reimagining how we address today's most pressing health issues. Using an integrative and interdisciplinary educational approach, the College of Health equips students with the technical skills and cultural competencies they need to help transform health delivery for individuals, families and communities.

Home to the School of Social Work and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, along with a School of Nursing, the Morrison Family College of Health offers master and doctorate graduate options that meet the needs of both full-time students and working professionals.

Graduate Programs in Social Work

The School of Social Work is committed to providing exceptional preparation for real-world practice and licensure. At the School of Social Work, you'll discover the best of both worlds: the network and faculty of a large university, coupled with the emphasis on student development and mentoring of a smaller, teaching-focused school.

Master's Program

For almost 30 years, our Master of Social Work (MSW) program has focused exclusively on preparing graduates to become clinical social workers, the largest group of providers of mental health services in the nation. In addition to our on-campus weekday/evening model, our hybrid MSW provides access to a high-quality clinical education to those in outstate Minnesota and surrounding areas, where the mental health workforce gap is greatest.

Master of Social Work

Doctoral Program

Our Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) focuses on education as practice and is the first online DSW program to focus specifically on preparing social work faculty for university-level teaching and leadership in teaching-intensive colleges and universities.

Doctorate in Social Work

Joint Program

The dual degree program in social work and law is designed to provide you with both a social and legal perspective to meet the social work and legal challenges that arise in many professions. This program allows you to earn two graduate degrees in less time than it would take to earn them separately.

Juris Doctor & Master of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W)
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Graduate Programs in Counseling Psychology

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology is dedicated to the education, training and professional development of practitioner-scholars who, as lifelong learners, make ethical, professional and creative contributions to their communities and their respective professional disciplines. As a graduate student, you'll explore multiple perspectives throughout the programs to develop your self-reflection and critical thinking skills in order to effectively and compassionately serve the needs of diverse of communities.

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School of Nursing

The St. Thomas School of Nursing is proposing to offer a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Pending approval of regulatory bodies, this programs will plan to enroll its inaugural classes in fall 2022.

The proposed MSN program is intended for future nurses who will be prepared to work as generalists who will be able to work in a variety of settings upon graduation.