Juris Doctorate/Master of Social Work
The Department of Social Work and School of Law at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) are excited to offer an integrated dual degree program. In four years, students will be able to complete two graduate degrees, a Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D.) and a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW). The JD/MSW degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career requiring knowledge of law and social work, and in particular, careers that address critical social justice issues such as immigration, gender bias and discrimination, and domestic violence.
A typical dual degree candidate will complete his or her first year of law school, and then sequence the remaining JD and MSW courses to take advantage of courses that will prepare the candidate for his or her career. Students planning to enroll in the MSW’s advanced standing track must consult with Professor Kim Kelsey, MSW admissions cooridnator, to understand the timing unique to the program. A map of the curriculum can be found here: http://law.unh.edu/academics/jd-degree/dual-degrees/jd-msw-curriculum
Details regarding UNH’s MSW program are available at: http://www.chhs.unh.edu/sw/graduate-programs
The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The full-time program is available in Durham only. Students complete two year-long field internships.
Preparing Students for Careers in: public service law including but not limited to, government agencies including child protection; welfare; corrections; the attorney general’s office; county attorney offices; and non-profit fields of practice.
For Admission Requirements, click HERE.
The MSW program, in compliance with CSWE Accreditation Standards, does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience