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MSW/MBA

The School of Management and the School of Social Work offer a three-year program leading to both a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This dual degree program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a two-year MBA program and a two-year MSW program. Each candidate must meet all the degree requirements of each program, except for the reduction in total credit hours over the two degree programs as described in this document. Students will complete a total of 96 credit hours, which will consist of 48 in management and 48 in social work. A typical schedule of coursework is outlined below. 

Students wishing to pursue the dual degree program should complete the dual MSW/MBA application, but plan to begin the MBA their first year. Applications for the MBA program must be submitted online through the graduate application website. The complete application file must be submitted by the specified final MBA application deadline, prior to the fall semester in which the applicant intends to begin the MBA portion of the program.

MBA program information can be obtained online through the School of Management website. Applicants should review admissions requirements. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE is required for admission to the MBA Program. Personal advisement is available at the Graduate Progams Office in 203 Alfiero Center, North Campus.

Information for the Social Work program can be obtained online through the School of Social Work website. Personal advisement is available by contacting Kathryn Kendall, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment. 

MSW/MBA DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Students taking each degree separately would take 120 credits. The dual degree option reduces total hours required by 24 credits.  The MBA internship requirement may be fulfilled through one of the Social Work Field Experiences, if completed in an administrative environment.  If the requirement is filled through the Social Work field experience, the student must complete three additional management elective credits.

+The MBA internship requirement may be fulfilled through one of the Social Work Field Experiences, if completed in an administrative environment.

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