Students from this program earn a Master in Social Work degree from the Brown School and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law. The program of study requires 125 credit hours, taken over four years. The goal of program is to prepare students with combined skills in both social work and law for advanced practice with complex social and legal issues in areas where law and social work converge. Some of the areas in which dual degree knowledge and skills are necessary are community development, housing and rehabilitation, mental health, criminal and juvenile justice administration, family mediation, and legal aid to the poor.
Separate applications are required for both the MSW and JD programs and are reviewed independently according to their criteria. Be sure to indicate that you are applying for a dual-degree in the MSW application for admission.
Learn more about the JD program and application.