Academics

Undergraduate program

Human Development offers a bachelors degree program in which you'll explore complex physical, family, cognitive, and social development issues as a way to better understand the lifespan and the development of people throughout a lifetime. This pre-professional degree is designed to prepare students to go directly into the workforce with clients and patients in a variety of settings, or as a foundation for advanced degrees.

Masters degree programs

Public Administration offers a master of public administration (MPA) degree that prepares students to lead not-for-profit and governmental agencies. Our faculty work closely with students to prepare them to tackle the challenging issues facing our communities and world today.

Social Work offers a master of social work (MSW) degree that prepares students for the social work professions using a generalist approach to learning. Full- and part-time study options are available as well as advanced-standing programs for graduates of accredited BSW programs.

Student Affairs Administration offers a master of student affairs administration (MSAA) degree that prepares students for careers in student services in two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Students acquire an excellent understanding of effective leadership in student affairs through theory, practice and research.

Doctoral program

Community and Public Affairs offers a new doctoral degree (PhD) that prepares students to enter a community of scholars, educators and advanced practitioners who can:

  • conduct methodologically rigorous in situ-based research on the dynamic interplay among communities, the organizations serving them and the multilevel power relations framing people's everyday lives;
  • generate knowledge and expand theories that illuminate these interrelationships;
  • design theoretically sound and effective programs that engage issues of diversity, social justice, culture, power and difference in ways that facilitate the empowerment of communities and their members; and
  • lead the transformation of organizations to better address the challenges of contemporary society.

Five-year fast-track programs for undergraduates

Asian/Asian American Studies BA-MPA
Environmental Studies BA-MPA
French BA-MPA
Italian BA-MPA
Judaic Studies BA-MPA
Philosophy, Politics and Law BA-MPA
Political Science BA-MPA
Spanish BA-MPA
Theater BA-MPA

Dual-Degree Programs

Nursing MS and MPA
Social Work MSW and MPA
Student Affairs Administration MS and MPA

Last Updated: 9/19/13