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 Studies, Regina T. Praetorius, PhD, LMSW-AP. 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.

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, students must make separate application to each program and must submit a separate Program of Work for each degree. 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. 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.


Graduate Catalog

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