Dual Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW)
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 School of Social Work or following their admission to the School of Social Work; however, admission to the dual degree program is contingent upon admission to both the MPH and the MSW degree programs.
MPH Prerequisites: A bachelor's or master's degree in a health or related field and substantial and relevant experience equivalent to three years in public health or health care.
MPH Requirements: The MPH requires the completion of the MPH core curriculum and concentration curriculum.
MPH Concentration Curriculum (15 credit-hours)
HMP.550 Health Policy;
PUBH.562 Politics and Public Health Advocacy;
PUBH.625 Capstone in Public Health Practice; and
Six credit-hours of advisor-approved electives.
Exceptions to the MPH Core Curriculum: SWRK-820 Concentration Integrative Practice Seminar,SWRK-822 Practicum II and SWRK-823 Practicum III (6 credit-hours) or SWRK-823 Practicum III and SWRK-824 Practicum IV (6 credit-hours) substitute for PUBH.594 Practice Experience in Public Health (zero credit-hours) and increases the MPH core curriculum credit-hours to 27.
The minimum total credit-hours required for the MPH is 42.
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. Graduates of the dual degree program are prepared and qualified for leadership position in social service agencies and a wide range of health care settings.
This integrated program requires completion of MSW degree requirements as well as the fulfillment of a complete MPH degree (42 credit-hours), which includes six credit-hours of coursework from the School of Social Work MSW degree requirements.
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