Saint Louis University

Dual degree MSW/MPA

The MSW/MPA dual degree is designed for public service professionals and pre-service students interested in preparing themselves for careers in the public sector at the national, state, and local levels and in the nonprofit sector. The program can also further career aspirations of students seeking opportunities in for-profit organizations that have extensive ties with government.

The program's primary objective is to provide its graduates with proficiency in management principles and techniques, research and evaluation skills, and the identification and analysis of individual and institutional values as they relate to social, economic, and political behavior. In addition, the program seeks to instill in students the importance of ethics in public service and an emphasis on the Jesuit value of social justice.

The Department of Political Science and the School of Social Work bring together their exceptional faculty and community networks to offer students unique educational, research, and professional development opportunities.

Financial Aid

Applicants to the MSW/MPA program may be eligible for financial aid awards through both Political Science and Social Work. Opportunities may include tuition remission grants and scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships, practicum stipends through the School of Social Work's Center for Social Justice Education and Research, practicum and research stipends. Those interested in pursuing financial aid opportunities should apply to the M.P.A. program and complete the School of Social Work's scholarship application.

The dual degree MSW/MPA consists of 72 hours of course work.


For more information, contact the director of the MPA program:
Dr. Robert Cropf
McGannon Hall, Room 154
Phone: 314.977.3936

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