Top schools offering the Master in Social Policy degree programs:

Empire State College
- The Master of Arts in Social Policy is designed for those who want to learn more about how to make either governmental or organizational policies more effective.
- Students in the Social Policy graduate program are often involved in understanding and improving policies that impact the working lives of fellow employees, the lives of those their organizations serve, and their communities.
- The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Bryn Mawr College
- The Master of Law and Social Policy Program has prepared professionals in social work or human services, public administration, and policy analysis for socio-legal practice and research.
- Previous law-related experience is NOT required for admission to the Law and Social Policy Program.
- Bryn Mawr is highly regarded as one of the world's most distinctive and distinguished colleges.

The University of Melbourne (Australia)
- The School of Political Science, Criminology & Sociology is at the forefront of teaching and research in the social sciences in Australia.
- The Master of Social Policy offers a curriculum that reflects cutting edge theory in a number of professional development fields.

London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
- Both the MSc Social Policy (Research) and MSc Social Research Methods (Population) have been awarded ESRC recognition for research training.
- The MSc Social Policy (Research) programme is designed to equip research students with a sound knowledge of different research methods used in the social sciences and how these are used in social policy. A good upper second honours degree (in any subject) is normally required.

University of Oxford (UK)
- Oxford offers both the MSc in Comparative Social Policy and the MPhil in Comparative Social Policy programmes.
- The Department of Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence for research in social policy. In the RAE 2008, 70% of its research activity was classified as world-leading or internationally excellent.

University of Sheffield (UK)
- The MA in Global Social Policy is designed to address the need to act and engage in social policy at a global level. The course addresses pressing global social problems.
- The programme can be taken over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. On successful completion you will be awarded a Masters (MA) in Global Social Policy.
University of Sheffield is ranked in the top 10 (6th nationally) for Social Policy by The Times (2010).

* Suggested Reading: Top Social Policy Programs-UK

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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