Saint Louis University

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Through collaboration with the School of Social Work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the dual MPH/MSW prepares highly motivated students who wish to specialize in the social service aspects of public health and prepares the student for a variety of positions in the health care field.

In today's health care environment, the trend is for health care services to be community based, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. 

This integrated program requires completion of both the MSW Clinical and the MPH Public Health Practice degree requirements. The MSW clinical practica satisfy the MPH practice experience requirement. Course sharing between the two programs allows a full-time student to complete both degrees with a minimum total of 78 credits in three years.

Learn more about the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work

Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Dual Degree Prerequisites: Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic units in order to pursue a dual degree program. Individuals may apply to the MPH degree program concurrently with application to the MSW or following their admission to the MSW; however, admission to the dual degree program is contingent upon admission to both the MPH and the MSW degree programs.

Dual Degree Curriculum Requirements



MPH Degree Requirement

MSW Degree Requirement

Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice   Concentration
Behavioral Science and Public Health MPH Core Elective
Capstone in Public Health Practice Concentration  
Clinical Practicum II MPH Core Practicum
Clinical Practicum lll MPH Core Practicum
Concentration Integrative Practice Seminar MPH Core Concentration
Environmental and Occupational Health MPH Core  
Ethical Issues in Public Health MPH Core  
Fall Inter-Professional Team Seminar   Concentration
Foundation Integrative Practice Seminar   Foundation
Foundation Practicum l   Practicum
Health Care Organization Concentration  
Health Policy Concentration  
Human Behavior and the Social Environment   Foundation
Human Behavior and the Social Environment Part II   Concentration
Managerial Aspects of Public Health Practice MPH Core  
Mission and Practice of Global Public Health MPH Core Elective
Politics & Public Health Advocacy Concentration Concentration
Principles of Biostatistics MPH Core Elective
Principles of Epidemiology MPH Core Elective
Public Health and Disasters Concentration  
Public Health Rounds MPH Core  
Research Methods I   Concentration
Research Methods II   Concentration
Social Policy   Foundation
Social Work Elective   Elective
Social Work Elective   Elective
Special Study for Examinations MPH Core  
Spring Inter-Professional Team Seminar   Concentration
SW Practice w/ Communities & Organizations   Foundation
SW Practice w/ Individuals, Families & Groups   Foundation
Values & Ethics in Social Work   Concentration

Contact Us:

Bernie Backer
Director of Graduate Admissions