Dual Master of Social Work/Master of Public Administration Online Degree

Make a Difference in Your Community

Your future. Our promise.

Specialize your education to fit your career goals with Aurora University’s online MSW/MPA program. This dual-degree program combines a foundation in clinical social work practice with additional public administration and nonprofit management topics. It is designed with streamlined coursework, preparing you to meet your goals faster through the efficient completion of two graduate credentials.

Earn your next degree and make the most of your career. Begin your journey today with our premier-clinical, CSWE-accredited social work program.

Online Format

CSWE Accreditation

Finish in 2 to 4 Years

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Develop Wide-Ranging Expertise in a Flexible Format

Aurora University delivers the MSW/MPA dual-degree program online, allowing you to study on your schedule. In this convenient learning environment, you can develop broad expertise at the intersection of social work and public administration. The professors are established experts in their fields and impart the knowledge for advancement in your chosen career path.

Your Education is More Flexible and Affordable

Higher education is now more accessible with Aurora University Online. As a student, you will utilize a convenient learning platform that puts the path to a degree at your fingertips.

Prepare for Multiple Career Paths

This program offers two graduate degrees to maximize the impact you make in your community. The courses help you establish a solid background in generalist social work practice and fieldwork, preparing you for careers in public administration, nonprofit management, and other important fields.

Potential Careers for Graduates

  • City manager
  • Clinical social worker
  • Community leader
  • Nonprofit leader
  • Research analyst
  • Social service director
  • Urban and regional planners

Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. AU Online strives to make college affordable for students while designing degree programs around quality curricula to foster career success.

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Aurora University is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements initiative.

Aurora University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

The Aurora University baccalaureate social work and master of social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).