MSW/JD Dual Degree
The MSW/JD Dual degree Program is designed for students who are interested in serving the combined legal and social needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The program reflects the University’s mission to educate individuals who are committed to working with the poor, the powerless, and the disadvantaged. It is intended for persons who wish to combine social work knowledge and intervention skills with legal knowledge and practice skills to better serve their clients or constituencies. Students admitted to the program may expect to receive both the Master of Social Work (MSW) and the Juris Doctor (JD) degrees in four years rather than the normal five years. Graduating students will be eligible to take the bar and social work licensing exams.
Students must be accepted independently by both schools and registered as a full-time students throughout the program. For more information, contact:
Boston College School of Social Work
Boston College Law School
A student's agreement to join the MSW/JD dual degree program is accompanied by agreeing to follow the published curriculum plan below.
View the MSW/JD Curriculum Plan