MPH / MSW Dual Degree

The School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare have joined resources to offer students an opportunity to combine the MPH (Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior: Management or Health Policy track) and the MSW (MACRO concentration) for a strong specialization in health policy,  management and administration.  The MSW coursework includes generalist and advanced social work MACRO practice that prepares students to work in health care and health related settings.  Both degrees count courses in the other program as meeting course requirements.  The program is fully accredited as (1) Council on Education for Public Health accredited MPH program under the School of Public Health's current accreditation and (2) a Council on Social Work Education MSW program under the School of Social Welfare's current accreditation.

What is Public Health Social Work?

Plan of Study

The total number of credits required in fulfillment of the dual MSW./MPH degree is 91 credits: 52 credits (of 60) in the Master of Social Work program and 39 credits (of 51) in the Master of Public Health. Students take 13 of the 15 courses required toward the Social Work degree (39 credits) and 4 semesters of internships (13 credits). Students take 12 of the 13 courses required (36 credits) toward the public health degree and 1 required internship (3 credits).

Program of Study (91 credits)

Public Health Course Component:

BMS 505 Biological Basis of Public Health (3)
EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
EPI 501 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3)
EPI 514 Computer Programming for Data Management and Analysis in Public Health (3) or HPM 647
Program Evaluation (3) may be substituted
HPM 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing (3)
HPM 525 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
HPM 550 Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions (3)
HPM 612 Applications in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation (3)
HPM 641 Principles of Healthcare Organization Management (3)
HPM 650 Strategy and Leadership Applications in Health Management (3)
SPH 680 MPH First-Year Seminar (2)
SPH 685 MPH Capstone Seminar (1)
SPH 69X Public Health Internship (3)
STA 551 Principles of Statistical Inference I (3)

Social Welfare Component:

SSW 600 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
SSW 610 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (3)
SSW 611 Human Behavior and Social Environment II (3)
SSW 620 Micro Practice in Social Work I (3)
SSW 621 Micro Practice in Social Work II (3)
SSW 630 Macro Practice in Social Work I (3)
SSW 631 Macro Practice in Social Work II (3)
SSW 650 Field Instruction I (3)
SSW 651 Field Instruction II (3)
SSW 660 Introductory Research Methodology (3)
SSW 665 Research Methods in Program Evaluation for Social Welfare Management (3)
SSW 752 Field Instruction III (4)
SSW 753 Field Instruction IV (2)
SSW 792 Community Building (3)
SSW 793 Leadership in Human Service Organizations (3)
SSW 7xx Advanced MACRO course (3)
SSW 7xx Elective (3)