School of Social Service Administration - M.P.P./A.M.

The Harris School and the School of Social Service Administration offer a combined degree program leading to the M.P.P. and A.M. degrees. Upon completion, students graduate with both a Master of Public Policy from the Harris School and a Master of Arts from the School of Social Service Administration.

The joint degree program is intended for students who are interested in social welfare policy, and social policy more broadly, and students who want to be social workers involved in the public policy issues that influence their profession. Students in this program take the seven required Harris School core courses, plus seven electives for a total of 14 courses, instead of the usual 18, with the Harris School. Ten of the 14 courses must be Harris School courses. Students also take 13 courses with the School of Social Service Administration for a total of 27 courses, thereby enabling students to earn both degrees in a total of three years. Students who wish to participate in this program must be admitted to both the Harris School and the School of Social Service Administration. A student who is already enrolled in one of the schools may apply during their first year for admission to the other school.