Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Dual Degree MJ/MSW in Law and Social Work


Maguire Hall, 5th Floor

1 E. Pearson Street

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Degree MJ/MSW in Law and Social Work

Format: Campus

Program Description:

An understanding of the related psychological and social dynamics enhances your ability to represent and advocate for children, families, women and the elderly. Offered jointly with the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ)/Master of Social Work dual degree program enables you to focus on the human concerns in these legal interventions.

This program allows those seeking leadership positions in child and family welfare and advocacy to earn their MSW on campus in tandem with their online MJ degree. The degrees are applicable to many substantive fields, including child welfare, domestic relations, juvenile justice, domestic violence, immigration, services to the elderly, and mental health.

You will achieve all learning outcomes of both the MJ in Children's Law and Policy and MSW degrees. Your studies in each program will be enhanced by designing a curriculum tailored to your interests and career goals.

Degree Requirements

To earn a dual MJ/MSW, you must complete 72 credit hours, including 18 MJ credit hours and 54 social work credit hours, including two internships. Those students who received a BSW degree within the past five years may be eligible to take the MSW Advance Standing option.

Applicants for the dual JD/MSW degree should apply separately for admission to both the School of Social Work and to the School of Law, indicating intent to pursue a dual degree.



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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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