Overview The School of Social Policy & Practice places great emphasis on interdisciplinary study and offers a series of both dual degree options and certificate programs to enable students to study in-depth across conventional departmental or program boundaries. Students can earn a Certificate in one of several disciplines or in a sub-specialty of the profession as part of their SP2 Master’s degree. Typically, these programs require that students take courses in the granting department/school and one or two courses from a prescribed topic area. Completing a certificate sometimes requires students to take additional courses beyond the regular number of credits and standard tuition costs required to earn the degree. Students should discuss their certificate program plans with their academic advisor as early as possible to plan their course of study.