MSW/Juris Doctor

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.

Application Information

New students applying to this dual-degree program must apply to the MSW program through Washington University Graduate Admissions Portal and also submit a separate application for the JD program through the School of Law.  Current Washington University graduate students currently enrolled in the JD program who wish to add the MSW should apply through Washington University Graduate Admissions Portal and are eligible for an application fee waiver when they submit their application.

Learn more about the JD program and application.

Learn more about the MSW program and application.