MS IN SOCIAL POLICY
The Master of Science in Social Policy/Juris Doctor (MSSP/JD) program prepares students to assume positions of leadership in law and social policy, capable of analyzing and shaping social policy at the local, national, and global levels. Additionally, the program’s graduates will be ready to promote a fuller integration of social policy between and across sectors of social life and promote more humane and equitable responses to the needs of historically vulnerable population groups.
Students apply separately to the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Applications to the MSSP program are welcomed contemporaneously with the Law School application or during the 1L year.
Course of Study
Students can earn both degrees in three years. The MSSP is a ten-credit course of study, including six core courses, two electives, and a Capstone project. Typically, the MSSP program will accept three Law courses (MSSP 6310: Law and Social Policy is waived; two JD courses are counted as electives), and Penn Law grants credit for four approved courses from the curriculum at SP2 toward the Juris Doctor degree. The student then completes an additional three courses.
Associate Director, MSSP Program
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Associate Director, Cross-Disciplinary Programs, Penn Law