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Social Work/Women's and Gender Studies (MSW-MA)

Applications are now being accepted.

A joint MSW/MA in Women’s and Gender Studies offers a unique program with a focus on gender, community, and social justice.  It will provide students with an excellent foundation for developing a women’s and gender studies-based social work career trajectory.

Applicants to the joint MA/MSW degree program must meet separate admission requirements in full for WGS and Social Work, applying separately and being accepted into both programs. Priority deadline for applications for the MA in WGS Application is February 15, but we will continue to accept applications until April 1 which is the deadline for the MSW program. 

Admission requirements for the MA program are detailed here, and admission requirements for the MSW Program are here.

An overview of the curriculum is available here.  The students will complete the degree in three years rather than in four if they completed the degrees independently. The curriculum involves sharing four courses (16 credit hours) with two electives (8 credit hours) that are in the area of the student’s interest that will serve both degrees. The curriculum is aligned with MSW national accreditation standards.

As of January 2016 WGS will be offering 3 Graduate Assistantships

Students applying for the 2017-2018 academic year who would like to be considered for a graduate assistantship must submit their application materials by February 15, 2017. See the Call for Application for Graduate Assistantships for additional info.