3.5 Concurrent Degree Requirements

Social Welfare MSW students may simultaneously pursue a separate professional degree in Law (MSW/JD), Public Health (MSW/MPH), or Public Policy (MSW/MPP) in an officially established concurrent degree program. Concurrent degree programs generally allow students to complete two degrees in less time than it would typically take to earn the two degrees separately. Regardless of when requirements for either degree are completed, the two degrees of the concurrent program are awarded the same semester the second one is completed.

Students must satisfy Academic Progress Report requirements for both degrees. Subject to any conditions or exceptions described below, students pursuing a concurrent master’s degree are permitted to count a limited number of courses towards fulfillment of both degrees. “Shared” units in a Social Welfare MSW concurrent master’s degree program (i.e., MSW/MPH or MSW/MPP) are most frequently between the research, field education, and elective unit requirements, up to the allowable limit.

Regardless of degree program option there is no exception to field education requirements for the Social Welfare MSW. All students must complete all generalist and specialized field practicum and field integration seminar courses required for the Social Welfare MSW degree.