Juris Doctor & Master of Social Work
The Juris Doctor & Master of Social Work joint degree program gives you the opportunity to enroll simultaneously in UMass Law’s Juris Doctor Program and Bridgewater State University’s Master of Social Work program. Applicants with baccalaureate degrees in any field who meet the entrance requirements of each program are eligible to apply.
Integrate your studies in social work & law
The joint JD/MSW program lets you integrate your social work studies and your law school education on either a full-time or part-time schedule, with classes offered in both day and evening hours.
Both degrees may be completed full-time in 4.5 calendar years, and may be accelerated by taking summer courses. A part-time student typically completes both degrees in 5 to 6.5 years depending on the amount of summer study. Students must complete both degrees within 7 years.