University of St. Thomas Reviews of Master's in Social Work

  • 8 Reviews
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,185
100% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Had great professors at both UST/SCU (joint MSW program). Liked the variety of class options but wish there was room to take additional electives!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Awesome college, great professors, beautiful campus. Only issue is the high cost."
Jessica Martinez
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"The Social Work program has great professors, faculty, and staff. The quality of education and support received by staff are excellent. The program is expensive but the education is well-worth it. Professors and students are diverse and inspiring. Social justice is a prominent theme in the program. Although it has a clinical focus, the program is applicable to all levels of social work. I'm excited to see where the program takes me. I'm sure it will be somewhere great!"
Jenna Trumbower
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
"Pros: - Concern for student knowledge and understanding. - Variety of Learning Strategies (classroom, field work, lectures, discussions, etc.) - Willingness to assist in student career endeavors. Cons: - The cost to attend. - The few scholarships given to second year students. - The lack of diversity throughout the program."
Emily Johnson
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"Great program but faculty are hit or miss. Wish it was more affordable but you get a top notch social work education."
Jennifer Hintz
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2014
  • Degree: Social Work
"I am very pleased with the quality of my graduate program. I feel very confident in the caliber of instruction and mentorship I have received as a student. The faculty and other staff are obviously excited to grow in their roles as educators. Although most of the faculty have a great deal of published research under their belts they are very committed to teaching and passing on the skills and values necessary of the social work profession. The school is expensive but most graduate programs are. In some ways I do wish the student body was a little more diverse, at least outwardly speaking, I it would be ice if we had more international students- but that if probably a reflection of my own interests as I studies international development as an undergraduate and love to travel."
Courtey Duvick
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The pros of the graduate program include that it is a highly respected program throughout the state of Minnesota, it has been highly spoken of by individuals that have been in the program previously, and that it is in the heart of the Twin Cities. In my mind there is really only one con to the program, which is that the almost all the internships that are available for us to participate in do not include a stipend. It makes it a bit harder to live when you are not getting paid for the internship since on top of classes it takes up a good portion of your time, but even so it is so beneficial to have those internships."
Margaret Wangen
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"The dual St Thomas/St Catherine program is often very confusing for students and some staff. Staff have two email addresses and sometimes don't check one or the other very often. School internet and Murphy Login often fail throughout the day. You need two parking passes, but you must get the first one at St Kate's (which is only $95/yr) and THEN go to St Thomas for THEIR parking pass (which is almost $200 for a semester), but you will get a $95 discount if you show your St Kate's pass. Books are only available at the campuses your course is held at (classes are split up between the two campuses) and sometimes they have the wrong books or not enough books in stock. ALWAYS get your books on Amazon to save about half your money. You must submit a LONG history of immunizations to the compliance office and complete a background check, but DO NOT expect the compliance office to send any of that information to your internship placement, which may also request the same info; there is little to no communication btwn the school and your placement site in general. Great teachers!! You are treated more as a colleague than a lowly student who doesn't have anything to contribute. Professors have many years of experience and many of them continue to engage in real-world social work practice. The only complaint I have about the professors is St Thomas likes to hire adjunct professors, at least in the summer, who are required to use other professor's curriculum and they must get permission from someone to modify anything about the structure of the class. And considering they do not create the curriculum they often are confused about what something means on a power point slide or have a difficult time answering questions about assignments. There are more fresh-from-undergrad students than I expected. However, only ONE of those students are not taking the coursework seriously. I am enjoying graduate school much more so than undergrad!! All in all great program, but for a highly prestigious private college I expected higher standards and efficiency/congruence within the program."