Dual Degree Programs
The School of Social Work offers six distinctive dual-degree programs. Candidates for dual-degree programs submit application to the School of Social Work and the partner program or institution with whom the degree is offered.
- M.S.W. and M.S. in Child Development
- M.S.W.and M.J. in Child and Family Law
- M.S.W. and M.Div. (Divinity)
- M.S.W. and J.D. (Law)
- M.S.W. and M.A. in Social Justice
- M.S.W. and M.A. in Women's Studies
M.S.W. and M.S. in Child Development
Beginning Summer 2013, LUC will no longer accept applications for the dual degree program with Erikson
Offered with the Erikson Institute, an independent institution of higher learning in Chicago, nationally known for its training in infant and child development. In this three-year program, students acquire a deep understanding of the developing child, and expertise in providing clinical services to children and families. Specialization options include: child mental health, school social work, child welfare, child development, infant mental health, pediatric/medical and early intervention assessment.
Applicants for the dual M.S.W./M.S. in Child Development degree should apply separately for admission to both the School of Social Work and to the Erikson Institute, indicating their intent to pursue a dual degree.
M.S.W. and M.J. in Child and Family Law
The School of Law at Loyola offers the Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) degree to professionals working in the field of child welfare who do not want to practice law but who seek a deeper understanding of the laws affecting children and families. This program focuses on the complex social and legal issues affecting children and families in child welfare.
Applicants for the dual M.S.W./M.J. in Child and Family Law degree should apply separately for admission to both the School of Social Work and to the School of Law, indicating their intent to pursue a dual degree.
M.S.W. and M. Div. (Divinity)
This program recognizes that an individual's beliefs, world views and values are key components in the healing and treatment process. The M.S.W./M.Div. dual degree is offered jointly with the following schools: Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Catholic Theological Union.
Applicants for the dual M.S.W./M.Div. degree at Loyola should apply for admission to the programs using one application, indicating their intent to pursue the dual degree in Social Work and Divinity. Applicants for the M.S.W./M.Div. at a different institution should apply to the two programs separately. We encourage you to gather more information or to apply to the program.
M.S.W. and J.D. (Law)
Representing and advocating for children, families, women and the elderly is enhanced with an understanding of the psychological and social dynamics that characterize these populations. Offered jointly with the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, this four-year full-time program gives practicing lawyers a broader understanding of the human concerns in legal interventions.
As a Jesuit institution committed to promoting human rights, peace building, and social justice, Loyola's School of Social Work and Institute of Pastoral Studies are pleased to announce this new dual degree. Through coursework and fieldwork offered by both departments, students engage in critical reflection, dialogue, and action about issues of social justice and ethical responses for community change.
Applicants for the dual M.S.W./M.A. degree should apply for admission to the programs using one application, indicating their intent to pursue the dual degree.
M.S.W. and M.A. in Women's Studies
This program allows for an emphasis on the feminist perspective, combining psycho-social and political-historical understandings of women as they impact society. This degree is offered with the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago.
Applicants for the dual M.S.W./M.A. degree should apply for admission to the programs using one application, indicating their intent to pursue the dual degree. We encourage you to gather more information or to apply to our program.
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