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Dual Degree: MSW/MA in CJ

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

The combined MSW/MA in CJ 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. Learn more about the MSW/MA in CJ program and view the curriculum at a glance here

  • Eligible programs: Traditional- New Brunswick, Newark and Camden. All criminal justice courses are taught on the Newark campus.
  • How to apply: Complete the combined MSW/MA in CJ graduate application
  • Years to complete: 2 years
  • School of Criminal Justice contact: Jimmy Camacho at

*Please note decisions for the MSW/MA in Criminal Justice program will be rendered beginning in March 2022.


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