The School of Social Work, in partnership with the Rutgers Law School, offers 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. The program is offered to students
at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark, and Rutgers University-Camden.
the accelerated program, full-time students may expect to complete the requirements for the J.D. and M.S.W. degrees in four years rather than
the five normally needed to complete both degrees separately. Students
interested in the program need to apply for admission individually to
the School of Social Work and to Rutgers Law School, and then
need to satisfy admission requirements for the respective schools. To
receive the dual degrees, participating students are required to meet
the academic standards of both programs throughout their courses of
The dual-degree program is appropriate for students
in both the social work management and policy and the clinical social work specializations.
The program offers two
paths of study. In the first path, the student would begin the program
at one of the law schools and complete the program at the School of
Social Work. In the second path, the student would begin the program in
the School of Social Work and complete the program at the law
For more information about the dual-degree program,
contact the associate dean for student affairs at the School of Social
The application deadline for the School of Social Work is February 1. Current first-year students also may
apply for admission to the dual-degree program.
To apply to the School of Social Work, call the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at 848-932-7711 or visit https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu.For an application to Rutgers Law School in Camden, call the admissions
office at 856-225-6102; for an application to the Rutgers Law School in Newark,
call the admissions office at 973-353-5554; or visit https://law.rutgers.edu/apply. The law school admissions
offices also can provide information about the Law School Aptitude Test
(LSAT), which students are required to complete prior to applying for
admission. For more information visit the Law School Admission Council website.