Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


MSW/JD Dual-Degree Program

The MSW/JD combines courses offered by the School of Law's JD program with courses offered by the School of Social Work's MSW program. In the School of Social Work, students are required to complete all foundation courses. In addition, advanced practice courses are taken according to specialization area and electives.

The following course templates offer a guide on how to complete all course requirements within four years:

Children & Families
Leadership and Development in Social Services (LDSS)
Mental Health
Advanced Family Track
Forensic Mental Health
Migration Studies
Group Work
Advanced School Mental Health Practice Certificate (ASMHPP)
Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors (CADC)
Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy
Post Master's Type 73 - Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Social Worker Endorsement

Fieldwork Requirements

The MSW program requires completion of 60 credit hours which includes two internships totaling 1,200 hours. The first internship is 480 hours and the second internship is 720 hours.