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Dual Degree: MSW/MPP

Master of Social Work/Master of Public Policy (MSW/MPP)

The combined MSW/MPP program offers students the opportunity to develop advanced policy practice skills with a focus on social justice and social welfare policy beyond the MSW curriculum. Students will learn advanced policy skills to identify public issues, policy analysis to determine alternative solutions to those issues, and to become strong leaders in government, politics, and organizations that are public, private, nonprofit, or private for-profit. The program is in keeping with social work’s historical and growing emphasis on public policy concerns. The dual degree is a three-year program with a total of 81 credits. Students complete 36 credits through the Bloustein School and 45 credits with the School of Social Work. Successful candidates for the dual degree program will meet the admissions requirements of both schools. Learn more about the MSW/MPP program and see the curriculum at a glance.

  • Eligible programs: Traditional- New Brunswick; All MPP courses are in New Brunswick
  • How to apply: Complete both the MSW and MPP graduate application
  • Years to complete: 3 years
  • School of Criminal Justice contact: Lynn Astroga at


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