Enrollment Sequence

Students matriculated in the Master of Arts in Social and Policy (formerly known as Social Policy Studies) have different course enrollment sequences, which depend on date of first matriculation into the program: prior to Spring 2014 or Spring 2014 and later.

First term of enrollment can be either fall or spring term. There are no summer residences.

Most students enroll part time, completing two courses per term. Course sequencing and load may be individualized with the assistance of your academic advisor. It is possible to complete the program in two years.

Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Students Matriculated Spring 2014 Term or Later

Fall Term Start - Course Enrollment Sequence

TermCourses
1 - Fall Policy Process: Social Policy (residency)
Social Policy Perspectives (residency)
2 - Spring Policy Implementation
Research Methods
3 - Summer

Ethical Issues in Social Policy
one elective course

4 - Fall Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
one elective course
5 - Spring Final Project Design (residency)
one elective

6 - Summer

one elective
Final Project

Spring Term Start - Course Enrollment Sequence

TermCourses
1 - Spring Policy Process: Social Policy (residency)
Social Policy Perspectives (residency)
2 - Summer Policy Implementation
Research Methods
3 - Fall

Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
one elective

4 - Spring Final Project Design (residency)
Ethical Issues in Social Policy
5 - Summer one elective
one elective
6 - Fall one elective
Final Project

Students Matriculated Prior to the Spring 2014 Term

The residency-based courses are Policy Process and Social Policy Perspectives.

There are no summer residencies.

Note: Students matriculated fall 2013 are encouraged to follow the enrollment sequence for students matriculated spring 2014.

TermCourses
1 Policy Process: Social Policy (residency)
Social Policy Perspectives (residency)
2 Policy Implementation
Quantitative Methods
3

Ethical Issues in Social Policy
Modes of Inquiry/Directed Research

4 Qualitative Methods
one elective
5 one elective
one elective
6 one elective
Final Project