You complete required core courses, a professional paper or Plan A thesis, and an internship. MPP students may apply up to 11 MSW credits to concentration or elective requirements (for a total of 21 double-counted credits.). MURP students may apply up to 11 MSW credits to concentration or elective requirements (for a total of 21 double-counted credits.) The second MSW field placement also can fulfill the MPP internship requirement.
Completing the MSW degree requires 50 credits (or 34 credits for students with advanced standing). As MPP-MSW dual degree student, you may apply approximately 11 credits of PA courses to this total. MURP-MSW student, you may apply up to 11 MURP credits. In a 50-credit program, 25 credits are in MSW foundation courses. You may substitute PA 5036 (Regional Economic Analysis) and PA 5037 (Regional Demographic Analysis), 1.5 credits each, for the foundation course SW-8601 (Social Work Research Methods, 3 credits). The number of MPP-MSW double-counted credits recently increased to 21.
Social work dual degree program students usually take an MSW concentration in community practice. This requires five basic courses (13 credits), one three-credit advanced policy course, three credits of electives, and a concentration field placement.
In the 50-credit MSW program, the first field placement must be a direct service placement and the second field placement must be in a management position for MSW students in the human services management concentration. Given pertinent content and responsibilities, the second placement can double as the Humphrey School internship.
For more information about our social work dual degree program, contact:
School of Social Work Admissions Office
University of Minnesota
105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108