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 and 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 93 credits:  54 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 (15 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 (93 credits)

Social Welfare Course Component:

SSW 600            Social Welfare Policy Practice (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 (4)
SSW 792            Community Building (3)
SSW 793            Leadership in Human Service Organizations (3)
SSW 7xx            Advanced MACRO course (3)
SSW 7xx            Elective (3)

This program is approved for licensure or certification in New York State and the institution has not made a determination regarding the educational requirements for any other state.


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 I (3)

EPI 551 or 552    Principles of Statistical Inference I (3)
HPM 500            Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing (3)
HPM 501            Health Policy Analysis (3)
HPM 525            Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
HPM 550            Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions; or HPM 635 Economic

                          Evaluation; or HPM 647 Program Evaluation; or EPI 553 Principles of
                          Statistical Inference II (3) 
HPM 612            Applications in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation OR SSW Advanced
Policy course (counts as MPH elective and SSW advanced policy 
requirement) (3)
HPM 641            Principles of Healthcare Organization Management  (counts for SSW 791) (3)
HPM 650            Strategy and Leadership Applications in Health Management (counts for
SSW 790) (3)
SPH 681             Professional Practice in Public Health (3)
SPH 69X             Public Health Internship (3)
Integrative Learning Experience

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.