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Combined Degree Programs

Advantages of the Combined Program

Combined programs allow highly qualified students to simultaneously pursue a Bachelor's and Master's degree.
  • Early admission to graduate school.
  • Students can double count up to 9 credit hours of graduate level courses toward the 124 credits required for undergraduate degrees.
  • No in-state vs. out-of-state tuition differences for graduate students.
  • Graduates are eligible for social work licensure.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 64 credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater
  • Complete the online application, be sure to indicate the combined program option
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement

The priority application deadline is April 1. 

Questions about the Master of Social Work program should be directed to Dr. Angela Curl, curla@MiamiOH.edu.

B.S. and MSW

Graduate with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Miami with one additional year of study (3 semesters: Summer, Fall, and Spring) after graduating with B.S. in Social Work (BSW).

MSW Requirements

MSW Requirements
Term Course Credit Hours
Senior Fall FSW 602 Diverse Families in Context 3
Senior Spring FSW 642 Policy Analysis 3
Grad Summer FSW 619 Evaluating Clients and Programs 4
Grad Summer FSW 641 Advanced Social Work Practice 3
Grad Summer FSW 723 Assessment and the DSM 3
Grad Fall FSW 688 Clinical Interventions in Social Work 3
Grad Fall FSW 668 Practice with Substance Use Disorders 3
Grad Fall FSW 765 Field Education II 3
Grad Spring FSW 724 Agency Administration 3
Grad Spring FSW 717 Social Work Capstone 3
Grad Spring FSW 766 Field Education III 3
Total 34*

*Federal guidelines consider 9 credit hours full-time for graduate school

B.A. Psychological Science and MSW

Graduate with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Miami with one additional year of study (3 semesters: Summer, Fall, and Spring) after graduating with a B.A. in Psychological Science. Instead of taking two research methods classes (FSW 616 and FSW 716; 3 credits each), students take FSW 619 (4 credits)

B.A. in Psychological Science Requirements

B.A. in Psychological Science Requirements
Course Credit Hours
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 112 Foundational Experiences in Psychology 1
STA 261 Statistics 4
PSS 302 Introduction to Research Design and Analysis 4
PSS 211 Career and College Development in Psychological Science 4
Select one course from each breadth area: Biopsychology, Cognitive, Developmental, Individual, and Social 15
PSS 350 Introduction to Counseling Methods 3
PSS 401 Capstone in Clinical Psychological Science 3
Use any two required MSW courses here 6
One foreign language at the 102 level or above. One global or intercultural course beyond the Miami Plan requirement

Students can double count up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level courses toward the 124 credits required for undergraduate degrees.  Six of these credit hours may replace two 300 or 400-level PSS/PSY classes; 3 credits would count as general elective credits.

B.A. Psychology and MSW

Graduate with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Miami with one additional year of study (3 semesters: Summer, Fall, and Spring) after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology. Instead of taking two research methods classes (FSW 616 and FSW 716; 3 credits each), students take FSW 619 (4 credits)

B.A. in Psychology Requirements

B.A. in Psychology Requirements
Course Credit Hours
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 112 Foundational Experiences in Psychology or PSY 112M Foundational Experiences for Major 1
STA 261 Statistics (STA 261) 4
PSY 293 Introduction to Psychological Sciences 4
PSY 294 Writing and Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSY Breadth Courses/Select at least one course from each breadth area: Biopsychology, Cognitive, Developmental, Individual, and Social 15
PSY 410 Capstone Seminar in Psychology: The Multiple Determinants of Behavior 3
Area of Focus courses*  6-9
Additional courses to make up a minimum of 36 semester hours in Psychology 36

Students can double count up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level courses toward the 124 credits required for undergraduate degrees. Six of these credit hours may replace two 300 or 400-level PSS/PSY classes; 3 credits would count as general elective credits. In order for the MSW classes to count toward the Psychology undergraduate degree (major or elective), submit the course replacement form.

*In addition to PSY 410, students must take three 300-level or higher courses within a single area of focus; one course may overlap with the breadth area requirement.

If completing the individual area of focus, a Social Work graduate-level course (500 to 700 level) may be substituted for PSY 343 or PSY 345 (whichever PSY course is least related to student interest).

A second Social Work graduate-level course (500 to 700 level) may be substituted for another 300-level or 400-level course (excludes area of focus courses and PSY 410).