Dual Degree Programs

Two students on campusThe Steve Hicks School of Social Work offers six dual degree programs that allow you to earn your Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) and any of the following graduate-level degrees:

Doctor of Jurisprudence

With the UT Austin Law School. The MSSW/JD program offers students an opportunity to integrate each profession’s conceptual frameworks, knowledge bases, and practice skills that will enhance their work as effective practitioners in today’s complex legal and social service environments. The program is designed to be completed in four years. Students may choose either the Clinical or the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) social work concentrations. More information about the degree.

Master of Arts with Major in Latin American Studies

With the UT Austin Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). The MSSW/MA with major in Latin American studies program prepares students to fill human service positions that demand clinical knowledge and skills as well as the cultural and linguistic competency required when working with Latino populations and Latin American immigrant populations in the United States. The program is designed to be completed in three years. Students may choose either the Clinical or the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) social work concentrations. More information about the degree.

Master of business administration

With the McCombs School of Business. The MSSW/MBA dual degree combines social work training with advanced business studies, responding to an increased need in the public and private sector for social work professionals with the management and financial skills required for careers in human services. The program is designed to be completed in three years of full-time study. Students interested in pursuing this dual degree must choose the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) concentration in social work. More information about the degree.

Master of Divinity

With the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The MSSW/MDiv program responds to the growing demand for social workers to be sensitive toward and proficient in their understandings of their client’s religious and spiritual lives, and also to work with faith-based communities to foster both individual and community well-being. The program is designed to be completed in four years of full-time study. Students may choose either the Clinical or the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) social work concentrations. More information about the degree.

Master of Public Affairs

With the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The MSSW/MPAff program offers a compelling combination for students who want to pursue a professional career in human service management, social welfare policy development and analysis, program planning and implementation, and program evaluation. The program is designed to be completed in three years. Students must choose the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) social work concentration. More information about the degree.

Master of Public Health

With the UT Health School of Public Health. The MSSW/MPH program combines social work and public health education using an interdisciplinary perspective, which is critically important for careers in health-related fields. The program is designed to be completed in three years. Students may choose either the Clinical or the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) social work concentrations. More information about the degree.