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Dual Degrees

In an effort to offer as many opportunities as possible, Rutgers School of Social Work offers graduate dual degrees. Please note that students must apply to the MSW on-campus program to take part in the options below.

Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW)

The School of Social Work, in collaboration with Rutgers School of Law-Camden and School of Law-Newark, has established an accelerated dual degree program in law and social work through which a student can obtain the J.D. and the MSW degrees. With the accelerated program, a full-time student can expect to complete the degrees in four years rather than the five years normally needed to complete both degrees separately. For more information, click here.



Master of Social Work/Master of Divinity (MSW/M.Div.)

Rutgers School of Social Work and the Princeton Theological Seminary offer an accelerated program in social work and ministry leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Divinity (M. Div.). The program is designed for students who expect to enter forms of ministry requiring competence in the disciplines of theology and social work.


Combined MSW/Ph.D. Program

The School of Social Work offers a combined MSW/Ph.D. program. You may apply to the program with your application to the MSW program, or you may apply in your first year as a matriculated student in the Rutgers MSW Program. For more information, click here.





Master of Social Work/Master of Public Policy (MSW/MPP)

The combined MSW/MPP program offers students the opportunity to develop advanced policy practice skills with a focus on social justice and social welfare policy beyond the MSW curriculum. Students will learn advanced policy skills to identify public issues, policy analysis to determine alternative solutions to those issues, and to become strong leaders in government, politics, and organizations that are public, private, nonprofit, or private for-profit. The program is in keeping with social work’s historical and growing emphasis on public policy concerns. The dual degree is a three-year program with a total of 81 credits. Students complete 36 credits through the Bloustein School and 45 credits with the School of Social Work. Successful candidates for the dual degree program will meet the admissions requirements of both schools. Learn more about the MSW/MPP program and see the curriculum at a glance.


Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)

Together, Rutgers School of Social Work and Rutgers School of Public Health have created the MSW/MPH dual degree program that draws upon core principles of both fields: to understand and improve human and societal well-being. Students will learn to work across systems to reach individuals, groups, communities, and populations through evidence-based practice and multi-level interventions. Through coursework topics in human behavior and the social environment, urban planning, clinical social work, epidemiology, and biostatistics, students will be equipped to work in a variety of settings including government agencies, nonprofits, or private healthcare organizations that seek to advance public and social/mental health. Learn more about the MSW/MPH program and view the currciulum at a glance


Master of Social Work/Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MSW/MA in CRJ)  

The combined MSW/MA in CRJ program offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in criminal justice policy and research with the study of clinical practice and human services. Hosted by Rutgers School of Social Work and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, the social work curriculum will emphasize the systems and perspectives of populations and individuals, while coursework in criminal justice will prepare students to think critically about the issues of crime and social control. Specific topic areas may include issues such as police-community relations, incarceration, violence prevention, and juvenile justice. Overall, program graduates will be prepared to advance social justice within criminal legal systems and inspire interdisciplinary innovation in the field.  



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