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Joint Degree in Social Work and Law

The Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work joint degree program combines into 4 years of study the 3-year Juris Doctor program offered by the School of Law and the 2-year M.S.W. degree offered by the School of Social Welfare. The social work practitioner gains an understanding of the legal environment in which he or she works and its impact on social problems. The legal practitioner learns how social problems shape the law. Applicants must apply to and meet the criteria for admission to both schools. Contact each school for separate admission information.

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