Public Health (M.P.H.) and Social Work – MACRO Concentration (M.S.W.) Dual Master’s Program

The School of Social Welfare and the School of Public Health have joined resources to offer students an opportunity to combine the M.S.W. (MACRO Concentration) and M.P.H. (Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior: Management or Health Policy track) for a strong specialization in health policy, management and administration.  The M.S.W. course work includes generalist and advanced social work MACRO practice that prepares students to work in health care and health related settings.  In the advanced curriculum, students select courses in social work and health, aging, human services management, program development and policy areas, including mental health, rural social work and child welfare.  The M.P.H. course work includes core courses in health policy, health care management and administration, strategic planning and leadership applications in health care as well as environmental and biological principles of health.  Both degrees count courses in the other program as meeting course requirements.  The program is fully accredited as: (1) a Council on Social Work Education M.S.W. program under the School of Social Welfare’s current accreditation and (2) a Council on Education for Public Health accredited M.P.H. program under the School of Public Health’s current accreditation.

The total number of credits required in fulfillment of the dual M.S.W./M.P.H. 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)

Social Welfare Course 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 (4)
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)

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 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 552 Principles of Statistical Inference I (3)