Social Policy and Analysis and Planning

Creating sustainable social change means knowing how to work effectively with legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders in a challenging public and political arena. In the Social Policy and Analysis and Planning specialization, you will learn the strategies used to shape and implement public policy today. From healthcare to hate crimes to the environment, you will study how you can impact the legislation that governs society.

With this specialization, you may pursue career options such as policy advisor to municipal and state governments; policy analyst for not-for-profit, NGO, and government organizations; or consultant to NGOs on policy implementation and social services delivery at local levels.

Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.

Completion Requirements

  • 53 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Elective/specialization courses (15 cr.) (Includes Grant Writing course with final project targeted to specialization)
    • Capstone (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6000 Course Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6150 Course Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6152 Course Human Services Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6011 Course Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6100 Course Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6200 Course Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6810 Course Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6401 Course Trauma, Crisis, and Stress With Military Personnel Credits (5 cr.)
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