Students interested in pursuing both the master's degree in the School of Social Service Administration and the master's in public policy in the Harris School of Public Policy may enroll in the joint AM/MPP program. This option enables students to complete both degrees in three years.

Students in this program must satisfy all of the requirements in both schools. Joint degree students will be required to take 13 courses with SSA and 14 courses with the Harris School, including SSA's six core courses and the Harris School's seven core courses.

Applicants to the joint AM/MPP program must meet the entrance requirements and follow the application procedures for both schools. Information for current students who wish to consider joining this program may be obtained by contacting the Dean of Students Office of both the School of Social Service Administration and the Harris School of Public Policy. Applicants should contact the Directors of Admission.

Jelani McEwen

Jelani McEwen, AM '13

When Jelani McEwen begins his new job as Charter Support Manager of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools upon graduation from the School of Social Service Administration in June 2013, in some ways he will have come full circle.