Sample Curriculum Sequence for the
MSW/JD Combined Degree Program

 

Year One or Two
Springfield College School of Social Work

 Credits
Social Welfare Policy and Services 1 and 2

6

Human Behavior in the Social Environment 1 and 2

6

Research 2

2

Social Work Practice 1 and 2

6

Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar 1 and 2

8

                                                             TOTAL

28

Year One or Two
Western New England University School of Law

 
Constitutional Law

4

Contracts

6

Criminal Law

3

Civil Procedure

6

Property

5

Torts

4

Legal Research and Writing

4

                                                              TOTAL

32

Year Three
Western New England University School of Law

 
Professional Responsibility 

3

Business Organizations 

3

Qualified Writing Course

3

Income Taxation

3

Evidence

3

Electives in Law

17

                                                             TOTAL

32

Year Four 
Springfield College School of Social Work and 
Western New England University School of Law

 
Social Work Policy

3

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

3

Social Work Practice 3 and 4

6

Social Work Field Practicum and Seminar  3 and 4

8

Electives in Law*

12

                                                            TOTAL

32

*There is an approved list of elective courses that can be transferred from the 
      School of Law to the School of Social Work.
 


N.B.:  Summer course work is recommended.

N.B.:  This program option is only available to full-time students who successfully waive Research 1 (without credit).