MPA-MSW Dual-Degree Program

Binghamton University offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) simultaneously.

By carefully structuring the sequence of courses and recognizing comparable course work in the two programs, the MPA-MSW dual-degree program allows students to complete both degrees in three years without compromising the professional standards of either program. The 42-credit MPA program and the 64-credit MSW program can be completed as part of a 93-credit dual-degree program. The program requires three years of study, with full-time enrollment in the fall and spring semesters and part-time enrollment in the summer sessions.

The dual-degree program prepares students for administrative positions in social service agencies. It also helps social workers gain the management skills needed for roles as supervisors, administrators and agency heads. Similarly, public administration practitioners recognize the need for specialized knowledge and skills to respond to an environment of increasing policy and organizational complexity within social welfare agencies. The program is designed to ensure students acquire both the management and social work skills necessary to excel in these environments.

Please contact Brian Flynn, Director of Admissions and Student Services, at with questions about the program. For application instructions, visit the Prospective Students section of our website. 


Last Updated: 9/7/16