Social Policy and Social Research — Ph.D. with Social Work — M.S.W.

Program coordinators

Larry Ortiz
Kimberly Freeman

Purpose of the program

The combined degrees M.S.W./Ph.D. program at Loma Linda University provides students with the opportunity to learn the professional skills of social work simultaneously with advanced theory and research study. The combined degrees program makes it possible for a more efficient completion of two graduate degrees for students with strong interests in social policy, social research, and social work practice. Students who complete this combined degrees program will be prepared to make significant contributions to the field of social policy and social work education. Graduates will be able to provide leadership to social work practice and social policy areas. Participants in the combined degrees program will utilize the important resource networks within the University and those affiliated organizations working on solutions to significant social problems.

Course requirements

Students admitted to the M.S.W. degree program may apply for the subsequent Ph.D. degree and be admitted to the combined degrees program. Students should refer to the M.S.W. and Ph.D. degree program descriptions for information about the admission requirements of each program. Students admitted to the combined degrees program must meet all of the requirements of each of the participating programs. Students should also refer to the M.S.W. and Ph.D. degree curricula for a detailed listing of requirements. Students can also obtain an outline of the combined degrees program from the program coordinator for the Ph.D. degree in social policy and social research.