Joint Masters in Social Work-J.D. Program
Earn the MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and the J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in four years. A maximum of 16 credits may be taken during any semester in which a student is registered for any Cardozo course.
Candidates must apply to and be admitted by both schools separately. Ideally, the application is made to both programs simultaneously; a student already at one school may apply to the other during their first year. Admission to one school does not guarantee admission to the other, but it can strengthen the application.
During the first two years of study, you can complete the first-year program at each school in turn. During each of the remaining four semesters, you may divide your coursework between the two schools, to be consistent with the academic regulations of each school.
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Master’s in Bioethics
The Einstein-Cardozo MBE is a joint effort by Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The partnership offers a multidisciplinary program grounded in an obligation to foster justice in providing care and conducting research. To that end, the curriculum teaches central and emerging issues in bioethics, the field's varied methodological approaches, and the skills necessary to make critical reflection integral to our daily practice and research. With careful planning, a student can earn a J.D. and an M.B.E. in three years.
The MBE also draws from our work at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics, located on the premises of Montefiore Medical Center, Einstein's teaching hospital. Here, Nancy Dubler created one of the country's first bioethics consultation services more than 35 years ago. And 20 years later, in response to a palpable need for rigorous training, she developed the celebrated Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. The Center therefore has a long history of helping practitioners, researchers, administrators, policymakers and students of exceptional vision adapt insights from scholarship to improve care, research and policy in the tri-state area and beyond.
We are mindful of our role as a bioethics program in New York City, and of the ethics challenges that face diverse urban populations. Our students have as colleagues and mentors a range of care providers and faculty long committed to addressing social and economic determinants of health. Together, we work in the spirit of role models like Benjamin Cardozo and Albert Einstein, who sought to make the sciences humane.