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.
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Last updated January 18, 2016