Dual Master's Degree Plan
Students in social work may participate in one of several dual degree programs whereby they can earn a Master of Social Work and a second master’s degree in another discipline. If you are interested in a dual degree with a discipline not listed here, please consult with the Director of Graduate Programs, Joyce White, DM, LMSW. By participating in a dual degree program, students can apply some semester hours jointly to meet the requirements of both degrees, thus reducing the total number of hours required to earn both degrees separately. The number of hours that may be jointly applied ranges from 6 to 18 hours, subject to the approval of both programs. To participate in a dual degree program, students must apply separately to each program and must submit a separate Program of Work for each degree. Those interested in a dual degree program should consult their Academic Advisor for further information on course requirements.
- Master of Arts in Urban Affairs
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Business Administration - Traditional Student - CAP
- Master of Business Administration - Traditional Student - Direct Practice
- Master of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Higher Education Administration Emphasis (MEd)
By participating in a dual degree program, students can apply some semester hours jointly to meet the requirements of both degrees, thus reducing the total number of hours which would be required to earn both degrees separately. The number of hours which may be jointly applied ranges from 6 to 18 hours, subject to the approval of Graduate Advisors from both programs.
The two dual degrees most frequently pursued by our students are those involving the Master of Public Administration (and Social Work) and the Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice (and Social Work).
How to Apply
To participate in the dual degree program, an MSW prospective student must first apply to the MSW program and be accepted and then work with your SSW academic advisor to submit the appropriate paperwork to apply to the second master’s degree program. Students are encouraged to consult concurrently with the graduate advisors in the appropriate degree programs for further information on course requirements. The templates listed above are suggested courses to be used in conjunction with both programs. Please see the advisor in your dual degree program to confirm actual course selections. Students must be eligible to be admitted to the second master’s degree program based on that college’s requirements. Please also see the statement on Dual Degree Programs in the Graduate Catalog.
After a Social Work student completes more than 24 hours of advanced graduate social work coursework, they will not be able to add a dual degree.
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