Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Dual Degree: Master of Social Work & Juris Doctor


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Plan Description


The Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work (JD/MSW) dual degree program allows students to be admitted to both programs and to pursue the two degrees concurrently.

Pursued individually, the JD and MSW add up to a higher amount of credits. This dual degree offers students the option to complete both programs with a credit reduction, due to the sharing of elective course options between programs.

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Plan Admission Requirements


Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

Applicants to the JD/MSW degree program must apply for, and gain admission to, both the Boyd School of Law JD program and to the School of Social Work MSW program, respectively.

Admission requirements are the same as those listed under the regular JD and MSW programs.

While applications from current students in either program will be considered, students normally should seek and satisfy admission to enter both programs upon entering the university. However, petitions requesting admission to the dual JD/MSW program from students at more advanced stages in either program will be considered. Those interested are encouraged to submit a request for permission to participate in the program, along with applications for admission, at the earliest possible time. Contact the William S. Boyd School of Law at (702) 895-2440 and the UNLV School of Social Work programs at (702) 895-3311 for further information on admissions requirements.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements. Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding subdisciplines and subplans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Direct Practice Concentration


Total Credits Required: 134

Course Requirements


Degree Requirements


Complete course work with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. To complete their MSW degree, students must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive examination.

Graduation Requirements


See Plan Graduation Requirements below.  

Subplan 2 Requirements: Management and Community Practice Concentration


Total Credits Required: 134

Course Requirements


Degree Requirements


Complete course work with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. To complete their MSW degree, students must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive examination.

Graduation Requirements


See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Trauma Informed Practice Concentration


Total Credits Required: 134

Course Requirements


Degree Requirements


Complete course work with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. To complete their MSW degree, students must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive examination.

Graduation Requirements


See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Sublan 4 Requirements: Advanced Standing


Total Credits Required: 122

Course Requirements


Total Credits Required for the Social Work M.S.W.: 42


Concentration Courses – Credits: 18


Complete 18 credits of coursework from one of the following concentration areas, by completing all of the courses displayed under the chosen concentration:

Elective Courses – Credits: 9


Complete a minimum of 9 credits of Social Work electives, or other advisor-approved graduate-level courses.

Capstone Course – Credits: 3


Total Credits Required for the Juris Doctor: 80


Required Courses – Credits: 44 Free Electives at Law School – Credits: 24 Directed Electives at Law School – Credits: 12

Degree Requirements


Complete course work with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. To complete their MSW degree, students must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive examination.

Plan Graduation Requirements


Students cannot graduate from one portion of the dual degree until the requirements for both are met.

Students must apply to graduate from both programs for the same semester.

Successfully complete the capstone seminar.

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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