The dual degree in social work and planning provides skills and real-world experience for students who plan to pursue careers related to societal and community welfare policy, social planning, or social services delivery. Graduates find a broad range employment options and professional advantages are gained by holding the dual degree.
The MUP/MSW schedule affords students direct service experience in the first year, thereby supplementing coursework with fieldwork early on. Courses for both degrees are taken simultaneously, enabling social work and planning content to be explored at intersections.
Two years of field practicums in social work provide in-depth exposure to social service issues from both planning and direct service perspectives. The practicums also satisfy some of the planning lab/workshop requirements, as well as the planning internship.
Students must complete 83 units including:
In addition, students must select a community organization, planning and administration concentration in the second year of their social work program.
Policy, Planning, and Development
In addition, students select from one of the following: