University of Southern Indiana

Dual Degree Program (MSW/MPA)

The Master of Social Work and the Master of Public Administration programs at the University of Southern Indiana offer a dual degree program, which can be completed in two years.

Students must be admitted to both graduate programs before beginning the dual degree program. View admission requirements for the Master of Social Work and admission requirements for the Master of Public Administration.

Students can enroll in the full-time liberal arts track for students who do not have a Bachelor of Social Work degree or the two-year advanced standing track for students with a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

A total of 13 credit hours from select graduate social work coursework applies to both degrees.

Students must complete the MPA comprehensive examination in order to graduate with the MPA degree, taken towards the end of their coursework. Students must also complete Practice Evaluation (SOCW 605) and affiliated capstone project, cross-listed with the MPA Capstone Seminar, in order to graduate with both degrees.

Course Descriptions

A detailed list of degree requirements and course descriptions can be found in the USI Academic Bulletin.

Liberal Arts Track

Students in the liberal arts track (those who do not have Bachelor of Social Work degrees) are required to take 85 credit hours to complete both the MSW and the MPA degrees. Twenty-four credit hours come from the MPA program, and 61 hours come from the MSW program.

The program can be completed in two years with a full-time course of study. This track requires the student to be enrolled in 15 credit hours (five courses or fieldwork) most semesters and 12 credit hours (four courses or fieldwork) most summer sessions.

Liberal Arts Track Course Schedule >>

Advanced Standing Track

Students in the advanced standing track (those who have Bachelor of Social Work degrees) are given credit for foundation (500-level) courses. These students are required to take 60 credit hours to complete both the MSW and the MPA degrees. Twenty-four credit hours come from the MPA program, and 36 hours come from the MSW program.

The program can be completed in two years by students enrolled in nine credit hours (three courses or fieldwork) most semesters and 12 credit hours (four courses or fieldwork) most summer sessions.

Advanced Standing Track Course Schedule >>


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