Students interested in advocating for social work causes may want to consider the four-year, dual MSW/law degree option, offered in partnership with the USC Gould School of Law.
During the first two years, students complete the first-year JD program and the first-year MSW curriculum. In the third year, they focus on the second-year JD program. By the fourth year, students must complete the MSW concentration requirements and an additional course to be determined as part of your individualized study plan. The final semester is taken in the JD program. The Law School gives credit for the third semester in the School of Social Work, while the latter recognizes law courses as substitutions for three social work courses and one semester of field instruction (for which a clinical law semester is substituted).
76 units: USC Gould School of Law
47 units: USC School of Social Work
Chloe T. Reid
- Master of Social Work