Students interested in advocating for social work causes may want to consider the four-year (eight semesters) dual MSW/JD option, offered in partnership with the USC Gould School of Law.

During the first year, candidates must complete the JD curriculum. In the second year they will primarily complete the first year of the MSW or a combination of JD and first year MSW courses. In the third year, they focus on the second-year JD program. By the fourth year, students complete the MSW and JD requirements. Students may choose any department of study at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. See below for a breakdown of the MSW/JD curriculum schedule by department, and review the application process page for instructions on how to apply.

Degree Requirements
76 units: USC Gould School of Law
45 units: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work  

Course Requirements
Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Children, Youth and Families
Social Change and Innovation

USC Gould School of Law
Erin Van Dorn