Rutgers School of Social Work and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will launch a new Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy (MSW/MPP) program in fall 2020, making Rutgers the only New Jersey institution to offer this dual degree option.
The MSW/MPP program will provide 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 public and private organizations. The program is in keeping with social work’s historical and growing emphasis on public policy concerns. It complements and enhances both the School of Social Work’s MSW program and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s MPP program by contributing to specialized knowledge and practice skills and supporting expanded career opportunities for students.
A three-year program, MSW/MPP students will earn a total of 81 credits. Students complete 36 credits through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and 45 credits through the School of Social Work.
Admission to the MSW/MPP program is highly selective and requires acceptance by each school. Students must apply to the MSW Traditional/On-Campus Program through the School of Social Work. Successful candidates for the dual degree program will meet the admissions requirements of both schools.
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