The College of Law and the College of Social Work’s joint-degree program in Law and Social Work, J.D./M.S.W., permits completion of both degree programs concurrently. Following admission to both colleges or departments, a joint-degree student is required to submit the necessary joint-degree application. Interested applicants normally begin their study at the College of Law. A joint-degree student who wishes to enroll for any coursework in the other college or department before completing the first year of law school must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law. Current law students may also apply to the joint-degree program by the deadline during their first year in law school. Once enrolled in the first-year law curriculum they will then complete all necessary documentation for the application process through the College of Social Work as well as a joint-degree application before June 1st for the traditional program or July 1st for the advanced placement program
Applicants to the College of Social Work must have a bachelor’s degree and an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better. Applicants who apply to the College of Social Work prior to being admitted to the College of Law must take the GRE to be considered. The LSAT will be considered for applicants who have been admitted to the College of Law in lieu of the GRE requirement.