FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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J.D./M.S.W. Dual Degree Program

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  1. Candidates for the program must meet the entrance requirements for and be accepted by both the College of Law and the School of Social Work. Both schools must be informed by the student at the time of application to the second school that the student intends to pursue the joint degree.
  2. The joint degree program is not open to students who have already earned one of the two degrees.
  3. For law students, enrollment in the M.S.W. program is required no later than the completion of 63 credit hours in the J.D. program. For M.S.W. students, enrollment in the J.D. program is required no later than the completion of 30 credit hours in the M.S.W. program.
  4. A student must satisfy the curriculum requirements for each degree before either degree is awarded. The School of Social Work will allow 6 credit hours of approved law courses to be credited toward both the M.S.W. and J.D. degrees. These 6 credit hours of law classes will be in lieu of Social Work electives and must be selected from an accepted list of law classes* and approved by the Director of the School. Students should be aware that taking the 6 credits of law classes rather than 6 credits of clinical electives may be an obstacle to clinical licensure in Florida and other states.

    Law students may receive 9 hours of credit toward the satisfaction of the J.D. degree for courses taken in the M.S.W. curriculum upon completion of the M.S.W. degree curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  5. A full-time law student enrolled in the joint degree program may spend the first year in either the College of Law or the School of Social Work. A part-time law student enrolled in the joint degree program may begin the student’s studies in either the College of Law or the School of Social Work, but must take the first three semesters of law study consecutively. Students admitted to one school but electing to begin study in the other school under the joint degree program may enter the second school thereafter without once again qualifying for admission so long as they have notified the second school before the end of the first week of the first semester in the second school and are in good academic standing when studies commence in the second school.
  6. A student enrolled in the joint degree program will not receive either degree until the student has satisfied all of the requirements for both degrees, or until the student has satisfied the requirements of one of the degrees as if the student had not been a joint degree candidate.

Accepted Law Classes

Although these courses are accepted law classes, students must still seek approval from the Director of the School of Social Work before taking any of these classes in lieu of their social work electives. Other law classes not listed below must be presented to the Director for approval.

 

3 Credit

LAW 7549      Employment Discrimination

LAW 6710      Family Law

LAW 6383      Mediation

LAW 6236      Women and the Law: Comparative and Global Consideration

 

2-3 Credits

LAW 6515      Disability Law

LAW 6230      Critical Legal Theory

LAW 6720      Health Law

LAW 6520      Administrative Law

LAW 6310      Alternative Dispute Resolution

LAW 6741      Children and the Law

LAW 7510      Civil Rights

LAW 6254      Comparative Family Law

LAW 6583      Education Law

LAW 6717      Elder Law

LAW 6545      Employment Law

LAW 6264      Immigration Law

LAW 6234      Race and the Law

LAW 6235      Women and the Law

 

For more information on the J.D./M.S.W. Dual Degree program, please contact Kelly Sydnor, Student Services Coordinator, at 305-348-5841 or ksydnor@fiu.edu.

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Director
 

For information contact:
Gladys Ramos
Program Assistant
305-348-5887
glramos@fiu.edu

Kelly Sydnor, M.S.W.
Student Services Coordinator
305-348-5841
ksydnor@fiu.edu