Applicants must apply separately to both schools and take either the GMAT or GRE. Your transcripts and letters of recommendation can be used for both applications.
It does not matter which school you apply to first, and you do not need to apply to both schools at the same time. Students often enroll in one program and then decide to apply to the other program.
Length of MBA/MSW Program
The Business School requires MBA/MSW students to take 33 hours of core MBA courses. MBA elective course requirements are waived, so MBA/MSW students are able to condense the MBA curriculum from three to two semesters. However, if you do not have a business undergraduate education, you are required to take an additional semester of coursework called the Business Foundations. The 33 hours of MBA core courses plus the 12 hours of Business Foundations results in 45 hours of required MBA coursework, which takes three semesters to complete.
The order in which you take courses is different for each student, depending upon which program you start first. Students can choose to start either Business or Social Work School. The length of the program can also vary depending on if you enter the Social Work school under the Advanced Standing Degree or the Standard Degree. The Advanced Standing degree requires the student to complete 29 hours of social work for a total of 62 hours for the joint degree. The Standard degree requires 51 hours of social work for a total of 84 hours for the joint degree.
Grades for each program are recorded separately on your transcript.
Each school has different criteria for admission and scholarships. It is possible to get accepted into one program and not the other. Likewise, it is possible to get a full scholarship from one school and nothing from the other school.