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MSSP graduates are prepared for policy leadership positions in government, philanthropic foundations, research institutes, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, and other related settings, through:
- Understanding the world views, assumptions, and philosophies underlying all policy solutions;
- Understanding how decisions about social policy issues are made, shaped and influenced at local, state, national and global levels;
- Formulating a social reform agenda that is evidence-based and aims at improving the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of policy creation and implementation; and
- Generating and considering a wide array of policy options to address social problems.
The ten-course, ten-credit curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge base and analytical skills needed to participate in policy analysis, creation, and evaluation.
- Policy: Analysis of Issues, Strategy and Process
- Law and Social Policy
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Research & Evaluation Design
- Applied Linear Modeling
- Economics for Social Policy
- Capstone Seminar and Internship (I and II)