Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

MSW/MJ 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 wish to 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.

This program allows those seeking leadership positions in child and family welfare and advocacy to earn their MSW in tandem with their MJ degree. The MJ degree is offered 100% online and the Social Work Degree has a combination of online and in-person courses. Both degrees can be earned in a total of three years for full-time students.

Program benefits

  • Study at Loyola's well-established, highly respected School of Social Work and Law.
  • MJ is led by a faculty of law practitioners who both teach and practice in the various facets of child law and policy.
  • Complete both degrees in three years for full-time students. 
  • Make professional connections and gain experience through an internship at one of more than 1,000 partner agencies

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