The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work currently offers dual degree programs with a number of other USC professional schools. In addition, the school maintains a dual degree program at Hebrew Union College located adjacent to the USC campus.
The goal of these programs is to encourage graduate students to gain a recognized competence in another discipline which has direct relevance to the roles filled by social workers in society. Dual degree programs are based on the premise that some topics covered in the school are also addressed in the curricula of other departments, so that some credit toward an MSW degree may be given for specific courses in the cooperating department. Similarly, these departments have recognized that some credit toward their corresponding degree may be awarded for work completed in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. For this reason, students enrolled in dual degree programs can obtain both degrees with a reduced number of total units. Students wishing to enroll in dual degree programs must apply for and be admitted to both schools.
The dual degree program combines in-class learning and fieldwork under the auspices of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly the School of Jewish Communal Service) and the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Students must apply to both programs prior to matriculation.
Students in this dual degree program simultaneously pursue graduate studies leading to the MSW and an MA in Jewish Nonprofit Management over a 24-month period for full-time students. A total of 79 units must be completed to meet the requirements of both degrees (45 units in social work and 34 units at the HUC-JIR School of Jewish Nonprofit Management).
Course requirements in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work include the required courses outlined below. Students will take their remaining MSW units in department core courses specific to either the AMHW, SCI or CYF department. Students will be advised into the appropriate courses.
See Hebrew Union College for MAJNM degree requirements.