Program Overview

The Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW) dual-degree program builds the diverse tool set needed for you not only to represent the marginalized and disadvantaged, but to lead the charge for social justice. Completion of these degrees open doors to careers beyond traditional social work. You’ll possess the theory and practical expertise to take on leadership roles in many fields, including public interest law and public policy, government administration, nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship.

Through a rich collection of courses and field experiences, you’ll learn how to work within the legal system and various social service institutions to advocate for clients more effectively and/or advance social policy reform.

The dual-degree JD/MSW program enables you to complete both degrees in as few as four years instead of the five years required to complete them separately. And the dual-degree program is designed to be flexible. You can begin with either your JD or MSW studies, depending on your career goals and interests. Dual-degree students cannot receive either degree until they have met the requirements for both.