The College of Law and the College of Social Work joint graduate pathway in law and social work, J.D./M.S.W., permits the completion of both programs concurrently. Current law students must meet with and submit all documents for admission to the College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator before May 1 following their first year of law school. The College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator will then submit their completed packet to the College of Law and the College of Social Work for approval. Any student who has completed M.S.W. coursework prior to matriculating to the College of Law, or who wishes to apply for the joint graduate pathway after beginning their second year of law school, must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law before applying for the joint graduate pathway.
Applicants to the M.S.W. program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better. Currently, the GRE requirement for the M.S.W. program is waived for all applicants applying through the 2026 academic year. Applicants should contact the College of Social Work to obtain specific information regarding the status of the GRE requirement.