Linwood Cousins, Director
4434 CHHS Building (Oakland Campus)
Telephone: (269) 387-3171
Fax: (269) 387-3183
The School of Social Work of Western Michigan University (SSW-WMU) and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School (TMCLS) cooperate in the delivery of the Master of Social Work degree and a Juris Doctor degree. Both schools offer their existing J.D. and M.S.W. degrees independently and cooperate in a manner that will permit eligible students in one institution’s degree program to incorporate course work from the other institution’s program.
All degree requirements of TMCLS and SSW-WMU are unaffected by the degree partnership program. Each institution admits students, conducts graduation audits, and exercises control over its respective academic programs independently. Admission to either the MSW degree or the JD degree does not guarantee admission to the other program.
Students admitted to each school will be assigned as advisor that will help them develop a cooperative plan of study.