Social Work and Women’s And Gender Studies, MSW/MA

Prepare for transformative practice with an interdisciplinary dual degree.

Master of Social Work and Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies (MSW/MA) is a 72-credit dual-degree program that may be completed in three years.

MSW/MA students integrate research and theory from Women’s and Gender Studies with their professional social work education. MSW/MA students complete requirements for the MSW—Clinical Practice degree or the MSW—Community Practice: Community Organization, Policy, and Leadership degree. Academic courses, field practice experiences, and mentoring relationships afford interdisciplinary opportunities for scholarly inquiry, critical problem solving, and leadership development.

Supported by faculty advisors from both the MSW and the Women's and Gender Studies programs, MSW/MA students are responsible for meeting the academic, professional, and field practice standards of both the MSW and the MA programs. The curriculum includes two years of field practice (1,100 hours or about 20 to 22 hours per week) and interdisciplinary capstone research.

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). MSW/MA graduates are qualified for professional social work positions in public and private agencies at the local, state, and national levels and for applying for the State of Connecticut LMSW Licensure Examination shortly after graduation.


Applications are accepted from September 1 through December 31 for admission in the fall semester of the following year.

Program Highlights

  • 72-credit program completed in three years
  • Small classes with flexible scheduling
  • Highly regarded faculty who are experts in their fields
  • Faculty advisors and mentors from both the MSW and MA programs
  • 1,100 hours of field practice over two academic years
  • Interdisciplinary capstone research
  • Also available:  MSW with Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

Program Requirements

Visit the graduate catalog for application and program requirements: 

Social Work - Clinical Practice and Women's & Gender Studies, M.S.W./M.A.
Social Work - Community Practice and Women's & Gender Studies, M.S.W./M.A