School of Social Work

MSW / MPA Combination


General Information

The GVSU College of Community and Public Service (CCPS), through its Schools of Social Work (SSW) and School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration (SPNHA), offer prospective students the option to receive both graduate degrees (MSW and MPA) offered by these units .

This entails taking coursework simultaneously in the two disciplines in order to be well prepared to seek middle- and upper-level management positions in either public or private human service organizations.
 
This opportunity is designed for those who wish to combine the knowledge, skills and values of the social work profession with the advanced administrative and technical expertise developed through the study of public administration to become leaders in their organizations and their communities.

Students who have already graduated with an MSW or MPA degree are not eligible for this option, but may pursue an additional second degree in the other discipline (see catalog for second degree requirements).
 
Students who have advanced beyond two semesters in one program before deciding on this option may not be able to finish the program requirements in a timely manner and should immediately seek the advice of advisors in both the School of Social Work and the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration before embarking upon this program.

MSW/ MPA Requirements
MSW/ MPA Admissions

GVSU Graduate School Admissions
 

For Additional Information

Please contact the respective faculty advisor for the MSW/MPA Degree Program:
 

For Advising in the School of Social Work, contact:

Brandon Youker, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Grand Valley State University
School of Social Work
youkerb@gvsu.edu
616.331.6550
For Advising in the School of Public,  Nonprofit and Health Administration, contact:

Sal Alaimo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Grand Valley State University
School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
alaimos@gvsu.edu
616.331.6575

 

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