Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University are partnering to offer a program that allows students to earn a master's degree in social work and a Juris Doctorate simultaneously.
The schools on Monday announced their third dual degree partnership; the program begins in the fall of 2012.
In the dual degree program, students can attend any WMU campus for master's classes in social work and any of Cooley's campuses for law classes. Upon successful completion, students earn their master's in social work from WMU and their Juris Doctorate from Cooley.
"Both schools are focused on providing students with the knowledge and skills that will make it easier for them to succeed quickly when entering professional employment," said Nelson Miller, associate dean of Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus. "We believe that combining these two degrees can provide the competitive edge executives and attorneys need in the marketplace."