Joint Programs with UPenn

Gratz College has partnered up with the University of Pennsylvania's (UPenn) School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) to provide students with a unique way to benefit their professional development by optimizing study in two excellent joint programs. Select courses at each institution will fulfill elective degree requirements at the other. Where fieldwork is required, at least one internship will take place in a Jewish nonprofit/clinical setting, organized through he SP2 fieldwork coordinator.

In addition to successfully completing the Gratz Application process, students must also be accepted to the SP2 programs. For more information, please email [email protected] or call (215) 736-1934.

  • Coursework Articulation with University of Pensylvania's M.S.W.
     
    • Two Gratz College courses in contemporary sociology of the American Jewish Community count as electives in the University of Pennsylvania M.S.W. program. Suggested courses include:
      • JST 601: New Directions in the American Jewish Community
      • JST 504: The Jewish Family: Institution in Transition
    • One University of Pennsylvania Practice elective course counts as one elective in the Gratz College Graduate Certificate in Jewish Communal Service.
       
  • Suggested Timeline

    It is recommended that students begin the certificate courses in the summer before they begin their MSW program. The two summers will be spent at Gratz.  

    Year

    Term

    Gratz College

    University of Pennsylvania

    1

    Summer

    1 course (3 credits)

    No Courses

    1

    Fall

    No Courses

    Full M.S.W. load

    1

    Spring

    1 course (3 credits)

    Full M.S.W. load

    2

    Summer

    1 course (3 credits)

    No Courses

    2

    Fall

    1 co-listed course (3 credits)

    Rest of M.S.W courses

    2

    Spring

    1 co-listed course (3 credits)

    Rest of M.S.W courses

  • Coursework Articulation with University of Pennsylvania's M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL)
     
    • Two Gratz College courses count as the outside electives in the University of Pennsylvania's NPL program.
    • One University of Pennsylvania NPL core course counts as an elective in the Graduate Certificate of JCS or JNPM.
       
  • Suggested Timeline

    It is strongly suggested that students utilize summer semesters to complete multiple courses toward the Gratz College certificate to minimize overloading during the Fall and Spring semesters of the NPL program, when students are also completing internships.

Full Time:

Year

Term

Gratz College

University of Pennsylvania

1

Summer

2 courses (6 credits)

No courses

1

Fall

1 course (3 credits)

4 courses (12 credits)

1

Spring

No courses

4 courses (12 credits)

2

Summer

2 courses (6 credits)

No courses

Part Time:

Year

Term

Gratz College

University of Pennsylvania

1

Summer

2 courses (6 credits)

No courses

1

Fall

No courses

2 courses (6 credits)

1

Spring

No courses

2 courses (6 credits)

2

Summer

2 courses (6 credits)

No courses

2

Fall

No courses

2 courses (6 credits)

2

Spring

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

Students completing the dual Masters complete 10 courses total at Gratz College instead of the usual 12 courses in the MAJCS and 8 NPL courses instead of the usual 10.

  • Coursework Articulation with University of Pennsylvania's M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL)
     
    • Two Gratz College courses count as the outside electives in the University of Pennsylvania's NPL program.
    • One University of Pennsylvania NPL core course counts as an elective in the Gratz College's MAJCS program.
       
  • Suggested Timeline

    It is strongly suggested that students utilize summer semesters to complete multiple courses toward the Gratz College certificate to minimize overloading during the Fall and Spring semesters of the NPL program, when students are also completing internships.

Full Time:

Year

Term

Gratz College

University of Pennsylvania

1

Summer

3 courses (9 credits)

No courses

1

Fall

2 courses (6 credits)

2 courses (6 credits)

1

Spring

2 courses (6 credits)

2 courses (6 credits)

2

Summer

1 course (3 credits)

2 courses (6 credits)

2

Fall

2 courses (6 credits)

2 courses (6 credits)

Part Time:

Year

Term

Gratz College

University of Pennsylvania

1

Summer

2 courses (6 credits)

No courses

1

Fall

No courses

2 courses (6 credits)

1

Spring

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

2

Summer

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

2

Fall

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

2

Spring

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

3

Summer

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

3

Fall

1 course (3 credits)

1 course (3 credits)

3

Spring

2 courses (6 credits)

No courses

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