Program Details

The J.D./M.S.W. Dual Degree Program was initiated in 1996. It offers students the opportunity to earn the two degrees in four, rather than the usual f
Location:
San Diego, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
JD / Law Programs

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Program Description:
The J.D./M.S.W. Dual Degree Program was initiated in 1996. It offers students the opportunity to earn the two degrees in four, rather than the usual five years. The initial focus of the program was child welfare; the program is currently being expanded to allow concentrations in mental health and aging, and may be further expanded in the future. The goal of the Program is to graduate students who are competent in the disciplines of social work and law for advanced practice in a field of service, such as child welfare or mental health, where law and social work converge. Complex issues requiring this expertise arise in the context of family counseling, administration and policy-making, as well as in practice in juvenile, family and criminal courts, and in mediation. The Program stresses an interdisciplinary approach that values collaboration and communication skills.

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