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Dual Degree: Master of Public Administration and Master of Social Work, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


In the  Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Social Work degree at the Eastern Washington University of study, required courses for one degree program serve as elective courses in the second program, thereby reducing the number of credits required for each of the degrees.

Any student interested in this dual degree must apply and be admitted to both the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Social Work Programs. Individuals who have already started one of the two master's programs can work toward the MPA/MSW by qualifying for admission to the other program.

The number of credits needed to graduate with the MPA/MSW dual degree is at least 118 for students in the two-year MSW program and 79 credits for students in the advanced standing MSW program. The dual-degree program can be completed in eight to nine full-time quarters by students in the two-year MSW program and in six quarters by students in the advanced standing program.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Social Work Research
  • Introduction to Social Welfare and Policy
  • Foundation of Professional Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Assessment & Practice with Individuals & Families
  • Practicum Preparation Seminar
  • Personal Assessment
  • Public Administration Research Approaches
  • Concepts and Values of Public Service
  • Public Policy Cycles
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Personnel Management
  • Public Sector Organization Theory and Dynamics
  • Public Planning and Budgeting
  • Administrative Law and Regulation
  • Professional Employment
  • Public Service Learning Field Experience
  • Research Project
  • MPA Portfolio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Application: Apply online and submit the non-refundable $75 application fee.  (Only one fee is assessed for dual-degree applicants.) 

Transcripts: Submit one copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. 

Test Scores: Submit official score reports from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, if required by the department, or score reports from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), for MBA applicants. 

GPA Requirement: Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the most recent 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic course work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    783 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 783 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 212 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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