Social Work, M.S.W. & Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.A. Dual Degree
Saint Louis University's Master of Social Work and Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice dual degree program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in both disciplines. Students complete the main required elements of each degree program, including 48 credits of M.S.W. coursework and 21 credits of criminology and criminal justice coursework for a total of 61 credit hours to earn the dual degree.
Students who have completed a bachelor's degree in social work from an eligible, CSWE-accredited program can receive up to 18 credits of advanced standing toward a Master of Social Work at Saint Louis University. Students can complete the dual degree while pursuing either the clinical or community and organization concentrations within the M.S.W. degree program.
For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The baccalaureate social work program at Saint Louis University has been continuously accredited since 1974.
The master of social work program at Saint Louis University has been continuously accredited since 1930.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Students need to complete the standard graduate application process (application, transcript, letters of reference, personal statement, resume) and have that application reviewed and approved by both the MSW and MACCJ programs to secure dual admission.
Students complete 48 credit hours of MSW coursework (30 credit hours for students qualifying for ‘advanced standing’ status). This includes foundation coursework, concentration coursework (Clinical or Community & Organization), hallmark coursework, and the completion of a practicum. In addition, students complete 21 credit hours of CCJ coursework regardless of social work ‘advanced standing’ status. This includes 15 credit hours of core CCJ coursework and 6 credits hours of approved CCJ electives.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.