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Dual Degrees & Certificates

JD/MSW Dual Degree Program 

JD-MSW Gonzaga University School of Law & EWU School of Social Work
Offered in collaboration with Gonzaga University Law School, students complete the requirements of both professional programs. The JD/MSW dual degree program is designed to educate law and social work professionals who are competent to practice either profession in the conventional sense. A student who successfully completes the program will graduate in four years (three years for students with "Advanced Standing" in Social Work) with a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, and a MSW from EWU.

Admission to the program is highly selective. Students must apply and be admitted to both Gonzaga School of Law,, and the EWU School of Social Work via each school's established admissions process. This means that candidates for the program must meet all of the admissions criteria for each school, including achieving scores on standardized tests (LSAT, GRE, etc.) that support the candidate's admission to each of the respective schools. Only after a candidate is admitted to both schools' programs, will the candidate's application to the dual degree program be considered.

MSW/MPA Dual Degree Program and MPA Certificate

MPA-MSW EWU Master in Public Administration and EWU Master in Social Work

  • Certificate: This 12 credit certificate provides interested students with content in: Planning and Budgeting, Grant Writing and Personnel Management. The three courses provide elective credit to the MSW degree. Students may also take related courses in Public Administration without pursuing the certificate.
  • Dual degree: More comprehensive than a Certificate, this cooperative degree option allows students to prepare for professional employment in both social worker and public administration. Interested students are encouraged to review the catalog descriptions in Public Administration to get an overview of the coursework in this field.

For more information on the courses required for the dual degree in MPA and MSW please contact:

Robert C. Zinke, Ph.D.
Professor and MPA Director
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program
Phone: 509.828.1239



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