Joint Degree Programs

Law & Social Welfare

UCLA School of Law and UCLA’s Social Welfare Department offer a concurrent plan of study over four years leading to both a J.D. and an M.S.W. in Social Welfare. This integrated plan of study provides preparation for lawyers who want to focus on social welfare law and programs. Social workers interested in legal issues related to social welfare policy would also benefit from this preparation.

JURIS DOCTOR/MASTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE (M.S.W.) (School of Law and Luskin School of Public Affairs)

  • A four-year program (120 weeks of residency credit).
  • Satisfactory completion of at least seventy-five (75) first-year and elective Law School semester units and at least sixty-six (66) Social Welfare quarter units is required.

For more detailed information about Joint Degree Requirements, please see the Summary of Academic Standards.

Information about the Social Welfare portion of the Joint Degree Program:
J.D./M.S.W. (Social Welfare)
(310) 825-7737