Offered together with the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) will prepare you to create change at all levels of community and government. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge about policy and how to effectively work with clients. If your career path might include making policy-level decisions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, then this degree pair may be right for you.


Want to learn more about the MSW and MPP dual-degree program?

Request Information

government building

Your Career Options

With an MSW and MPP dual degree, you’ll graduate with a competitive, cross-disciplinary skill set that will give you an advantage in the job market. Career options include:

  • Analyzing and evaluating social policies
  • Creating community development strategies
  • Development of community-based programs and services

Learn more about the MSW and MPP dual-degree curriculum.


Key Faculty

Jennifer Greenfield

Jennifer Greenfield

Associate Professor; Assoc Dean for Doctoral Ed.

Learn More


“My experience at DU gave me the skills to be an effective professional in vastly different settings and the ability to translate my clinical experience into effective policy.”

Matt Pfeifer, MSW ’14, MPP ’14, Program Specialist, State of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Read More
Matt Pfeifer

MSW/MA Application Process

You must apply for the MSW and MA separately and be accepted into each program in order to qualify for the dual degree.