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Brown School Launches Master of Social Policy and Master of Arts Dual Degree Program

Faculty; Students; Policy

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis has announced a master of social policy and master of arts dual degree program with Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

The new program, which starts this semester, combines training in a specific discipline with knowledge and skills in social policy analysis, evaluation, management and leadership.

“This program provides a unique experience for students to gain a global perspective on social issues and policy,” said Shenyang Guo, PhD, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-China.

“Students will learn from expert faculty from top-ranked universities and interact with diverse students from around the world,” he said.

At Xi’an Jiaotong University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, students will receive a master of arts in a specific field, such as social work or sociology.

At the Brown School, students will receive a master of social policy.

For the master of social policy, students will study in-residence at the Brown School for 12 months. Additional Brown School courses will be taught at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences by visiting Brown School faculty members.

“The dual-degree program enables students to combine deep knowledge of a discipline with the skills and knowledge to be a leader and innovator in social policy,” said Carolyn Lesorogol, PhD, associate professor at the Brown School and chair of the program.

“With its focus on management and leadership, the MSP/MA program prepares graduates to make a positive impact on a large scale,” said Lesorogol, who is also associate dean for Global Strategy and Programs.