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MSW Dual Degrees

The College of Social Work participates in dual degree programs, making it possible for students to earn the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and another graduate degree in less time than would be necessary to complete the two degrees separately.

Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health in Health Services Policy and Management (MSW/MPH)
Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (MSW/MPH)

The Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) degree is offered in conjunction with the USC Arnold School of Public Health. Graduates are prepared to improve the physical, psychological, and social health and well-being of the individuals and the communities in which they live by furthering their empowerment, autonomy and self-determination, as well as health-related, economic and social justice, through teaching, research, and service. The MSW degree program provides students with the competencies needed to become advanced practitioners who serve diverse communities. The MSW curriculum provides students with essential knowledge, skills, and values to practice effectively, ethically, and collaboratively to promote social well-being and social justice for vulnerable populations. The requirements for the MSW portion of the dual degree are the same as for the standalone degree program though some courses do fulfill requirements for both degree programs, resulting in fewer semester hours to complete both degrees than if pursued separately. Those seeking the dual MSW/MPH degree must apply to and be accepted for graduate study independently by both the College of Social Work and the Arnold School of Public Health.

Master of Social Work / Master of Public Administration (MSW/MPA)

The Master of Social Work / Master of Public Administration (MSW/MPA) degree is offered in conjunction with the USC Department of Political Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Graduates are prepared to promote the health and well-being of increasingly diverse and often vulnerable populations across communities, the state, region, and nation by furthering enhanced and effective performance of government agencies, not-for-profit groups and other public affairs organization through teaching, research, and service. The MSW degree program provides students with the competencies needed to become advanced practitioners who serve diverse communities. The MSW curriculum provides students with essential knowledge, skills, and values to practice effectively, ethically, and collaboratively to promote social well-being and social justice for vulnerable populations. The requirements for the MSW portion of the dual degree are the same as for the standalone degree program though some courses do fulfill requirements for both degree programs, resulting in fewer semester hours to complete both degrees than if pursued separately. Those seeking the dual MSW/MPA degree must apply to and be accepted for graduate study independently by the College of Social Work and by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Master of Social Work / Juris Doctor (MSW/JD)

The Master of Social Work / Juris Doctor (MSW/JD) degree is offered in conjunction with the USC School of Law. Graduates are prepared to promote a better understanding of and advocacy for the special needs of vulnerable populations within the legal system, across communities, the state, region, and nation by advancing economic and social justice, fighting oppression and discrimination, and furthering the protection and development of all people through teaching, research, and service. The MSW degree program provides students with the competencies needed to become advanced practitioners who serve diverse communities. The MSW curriculum provides students with essential knowledge, skills, and values to practice effectively, ethically, and collaboratively to promote social well-being and social justice for vulnerable populations. The requirements for the MSW portion of the dual degree are the same as for the standalone degree program though some courses do fulfill requirements for both degree programs, resulting in fewer semester hours to complete both degrees than if pursued separately. Those seeking the dual MSW/JD degree must apply to and be accepted for graduate study independently by the College of Social Work and by the School of Law.

 

For information about the dual degree program students should contact:
Dr. Katherine Leith, Director, Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gerontology
Coordinator, Dual Degree Programs

College of Social Work
Hamilton College
Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: 803.777.5291

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