Dual Degree Social Work Programs: Where are the Programs and Where are the Graduates?

  • Shari E. Miller IUPUI University Library
  • Karen M. Hopkins
  • Geoffrey L. Greif
Keywords: Dual degrees, social work education, interdisciplinary study, job market


This article presents results of an exploratory study designed to survey the dual degree graduates of one large school of social work, and to report on the prevalence and types of dual degree programs offered at accredited schools of social work in the U.S. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered from 72 dual degree graduates. Income, career trajectories, identification with social work, satisfaction with the decision to obtain a dual degree, whether graduates would encourage others to follow the dual degree path, and implications for the social work profession and social work education are discussed.