The NYU School of Social Work and the School of Law sponsor a program in which a student may simultaneously pursue study leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. By taking courses that are acceptable for transfer credit in each of the schools involved and through careful course planning, the dual degree student can complete both degrees within a four-year period.
The School of Law requires 83 credits of study; however, 12 credits for courses taken at the School of Social Work will be applied in satisfaction of requirements for the JD degree. Similarly, the MSW program requires a minimum of 65 credits; however, 13 credits for courses taken in the School of Law will be applied toward the MSW degree. Instead of taking the required 147 credits for both degrees if done separately, with the crossover of credits from the schools, students will complete 123 credits for both degrees.
Please note: admission to both programs is required.
sample course of study
|Law Courses full-time||30|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||3|
|Social Work Research I||3|
|Social Welfare Programs & Policies I||3|
|Social Work Practice I||4|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||3|
|Social Work Practice II||3|
|Social Work Research II||3|
|Field Instruction II||4|
|Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families||3|
|Clinical Practice with Groups||3|
|Human Behavior in the Social Environment III||3|
|Field Instruction III||4|
|Integrative Practice Seminar||4|
|Advanced Social Policy||3|
|Social Work Practice & the Law||3|
|Field Instruction IV||4|
|Law Courses full-time||27|
|Total Credits: 123|