BACHELOR OF ARTS
MS in Social Policy
Submatriculation into the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) at the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is an exciting option available to committed, exceptional students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania who want to undertake policy studies toward an MSSP, starting in the senior year of their undergraduate program.
Requirements for submatriculating into the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program include:
- application for submatriculation
- application for the MSSP Program
- a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
Please note the following:
- Attainment of the bachelor’s degree is necessary before continuing to the final semester of the MSSP Program. You will complete the MSSP degree in the semester after the BA is awarded, during which you must be enrolled in a total of five (5) CUs, three of which will need to be within the MSSP program. A total of ten (10) graduate courses must be completed to confer the MS in Social Policy.
- The MSSP program does not require SAT/ACT/GRE scores.
The College requires you to complete and submit a submatriculation application form along with consultation from the College advising office. This form must also be submitted to the SP2 Admissions Office before the application review process can begin. The form can be emailed to email@example.com.
Students should apply for submatriculation by the admissions deadline (December 1 early application deadline or January 15 final application deadline) for the admissions cycle that they hope to begin coursework (e.g., December 1, 2022 early deadline or January 15, 2023 final deadline for August 2023 matriculation).
Submatriculants remain eligible for undergraduate financial aid for the normal eight (8) semesters of the BA program. Submatriculants are not eligible to receive scholarships from SP2 but may apply for federal student financial aid.
Course of Study
An individual plan of study will be prepared and agreed upon by the appropriate College advisor and SP2 to assure the integrity of both degree programs.
BA/MSSP General Program of Study
This represents a sample course grid. Each student will meet with the Associate Director of the MSSP Program to create an individually designed course schedule.
|Senior Year: Fall||Senior Year: Spring|
|MSSP 6280: Policy Analysis of Issues, Strategy and Process||MSSP 6310: Law & Social Policy|
|MSSP 6300: Quantitative Reasoning||MSSP 8970: Applied Linear Modeling|
|MSSP 6320: Capstone Seminar I: Policy Communication (0.5 cu)|
|MSSP 6330: Capstone Seminar II: Policy Internship (0.5 cu)|
|Fifth Year: Fall|
|MSSP 6290: Research and Evaluation Design|
|MSSP 6680: Economics for Social Policy|
|MSSP Theory Elective|
*Any 2 to 4 courses within the MSSP program may be used toward the undergraduate degree in the School of Arts and Sciences (with the approval of the undergraduate Advisor).
Associate Director, MSSP Program
215 898 8444