Criminal Justice (M.A.) and Social Work (M.S.W.) Dual Master's Program


The dual master's program brings together the resources of the School of Criminal Justice and the School of Social Welfare. The School of Criminal Justice has established an international reputation based both on the scholarship of its faculty and on the contributions of its graduates in the field of criminal justice.  The School of Social Welfare is a national leader in social work, both in its Clinical Concentration and its training in agency management and human service policy administration MACRO Concentration.

The dual master's program is directed at students who wish to combine expertise in criminal justice policy and research with the study of clinical practice or management of human services. The joint degree broadens the range of student perspectives and interests in each of the schools, and widens the educational program available within each unit.

The Dual Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice (M.A.) and Social Work (M.S.W.) requires a minimum of 70 graduate credits.

Students may be admitted to the dual master's program at the beginning of their graduate studies, but not later than completion of 20 graduate credits applicable to the dual master's program. Work completed for a previously awarded master's or doctoral degree may NOT be used for this program.