MSW/MIAS dual degree allows students to complete the requirements for each degree with a reduction of about 20 percent in required hours for both degrees. For students attending full-time, completion of both degrees takes about three years. Part-time program students typically take about four years. Students in dual degree programs are not awarded either masters degree until both degrees have been completed.
Admitted students complete the foundation year of the MSW program at Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. In the second year, they complete the courses for Global Studies with a specialization in Global Development at the College of International Studies. In the third year, students complete the concentration year of the MSW program in either Administration and Community Practice or Direct Practice, including a practicum focused on international populations or services.