The School of Social Work, in partnership with Rutgers Law School, has established an accelerated dual-degree program in law and social work through which students may obtain dual juris doctor (J.D.) and master of social work (M.S.W.) degrees.
Through the accelerated program, full-time students complete the requirements for the J.D. and M.S.W. degrees in four years rather than the five normally needed to attain both degrees separately. Students interested in the program apply for admission individually to the School of Social Work and to Rutgers Law School, and must satisfy admission requirements for the respective schools. To receive the dual degrees, participating students must meet the academic standards of both programs throughout their courses of study.
The dual-degree program is appropriate for students in either the social work management and policy or clinical social work specializations.
The program offers two paths of study. On the first path, the student begins the program at one of the law school locations and completes the program at the School of Social Work. On the second path, the student begins the program in the School of Social Work and completes the program at one of the law school locations.
For more information about the dual-degree program, contact the associate dean for student affairs at the School of Social Work.
The application deadlines for the School of Social Work and Rutgers Law School are available online. Current first-year students also may apply for admission to the dual-degree program.
To apply to the School of Social Work, the application can be found online at https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu. For an application to Rutgers Law School, please visit https://law.rutgers.edu/admissions. The law school admissions office also can provide information about the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT), which students are required to complete prior to applying for admission.