Social Work and Law, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
48 months
55820 USD/year
55820 USD/year
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The Columbus School of Law and the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America offer a dual-degree program in Social Work and Law in which qualified full-time students may obtain both a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree.


Students of the Social Work and Law program from The Catholic University of America are able to earn both degrees in approximately four years, rather than five years, because some credits are shared by both programs. Students are assigned faculty advisers within each school. Applicants for admission to the dual-degree program must meet the separate admissions requirements of each school and must be accepted by each school independently.

Degree requirements

In total, the dual degree program requires a minimum of 123 credits to fulfill both schools requirements. Students should note that by receiving some credit for some advanced year coursework from both schools, that the number of electives in both programs is reduced and therefore, depending on a particular student's area of interest, students may elect to complete more than 123 credits in the program to further focus their studies. Advisors from both schools work with dual degree students to craft plans that ensure preparation for both professional exams and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare Policy & Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


123 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27910 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    55820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27910 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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