Dual Degree Programs

 

Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor Dual Degree Program

The LSU School of Social Work and the LSU Law Center offer a concurrent degree program through which a student may receive both a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree.  Students successfully completing the concurrent degree program receive two separate degrees: a J.D. awarded by the Law Center and a M.S.W. awarded by the School of Social Work.     Although the two programs remain independent, the concurrent program accelerates the completion of both degrees because of each school’s recognition of credit hours earned for course work completed in the other program.  The Law Center accepts 9 credit hours completed in the School of Social Work as elective credits toward the J.D. degree and the School of Social Work accepts 9 credit hours completed in the Law Center as elective credits toward the M.S.W.  The recognition of concurrent credit allows students to earn both degrees in approximately four years of full-time study (including summers). This degree program is only for campus based students.

 

MSW/JD Joint Degree Information

 

 

Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health Dual Degree Program

The LSU School of Social Work and the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans offer a concurrent degree program through which a student may receive both the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree.  Students successfully completing the concurrent degree program receive two separate degrees: the M.S.W. awarded by the School of Social Work and the M.P.H. awarded by the Health Sciences Center. The MSW-MPH dual-degree program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, prevent disease, and enhance the delivery of evidence-based health and social services in the community. Upon completion of the MSW-MPH dual-degree program, graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the breadth of each field and their interface, as well as have ability to incorporate interdisciplinary skills in public health and health-related settings. The MSW-MPH dual-degree program is designed to prepare graduates for work in a variety of interdisciplinary health and health-related settings and, for some, may provide a basis for future doctoral study. MSW-MPH dual-degree students will satisfy the requirements for 60 MSW credit hours and a minimum of 45 MPH credit hours in which students will complete a minimum of 92 credit hours. This degree program is only for campus based students. Applicants should keep in mind the LSU HSC is in New Orleans.

 

Dual Degree MSW-MPH Information