MPH-MSW Dual Public Health Degree

Substance abuse, mental and behavioral health policy and practice, violence incidence and interventions, and access to health care are critical overlapping areas within the public health and social work field that require much-needed attention. The Masters of Public Health-Masters of Social Work (MPH-MSW) dual degree is a perfect fit for those interested in combating these health issues on a larger scale by developing interventions, while still being able to provide individualized direct patient care to the general public, the disadvantaged and the underserved.

Since both fields are vitally concerned with human and social well-being, whether at the micro (clinical practice) or macro (societal and policy) levels, the MPH-MSW dual degree program draws discipline from both social work and public health theories, frameworks, research, and practice. This dual degree will teach students how to improve the health and wellbeing of others through the use of evidence-based practices and multi-level interventions, how to work across systems and professions to reach individuals, groups, communities, and populations, how to reduce risk and promote resilience and how to advance the the science of health disparities research. Students will develop these approaches and skills through courses such as Biostatistics and Research, Public Health Policy and Administration, Epidemiology, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Clinical Practice.

Advanced study in both social work and public health deepens knowledge and skills in the interface of the two fields, making graduates attractive candidates in the health and social service job market. 

Many MPH-MSW programs prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in managed care organizations and hospitals, in local and state health departments and federal health agencies, and with voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations and advocacy coalitions. Additionally, those with training in direct patient care provide clinical services, often with additional management or planning responsibilities. 

Common career opportunities for those who hold an MPH-MSW dual degree include:

  • Program Coordinator/Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Social Service Administrator
  • Behavioral Health Clinician 
  • Clinical Research Assistant

MPH-MSW Degree Programs

Boston University

Boston University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Columbia University

Columbia University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

New York University

New York University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Oregon Health & Science University/Portland State University

Oregon Health & Science University/Portland State University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW

San Diego State University

San Diego State University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Temple University

Temple University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Tulane University

Tulane University - MPH-MSW - Community Health Sciences - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Tulane University - MPH-MSW - Environmental Health Sciences - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Tulane University - MPH-MSW - International Health and Development - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University at Albany - SUNY

University at Albany - SUNY - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University at Buffalo - SUNY

University at Buffalo - SUNY - MPH-MSW - Community Health and Health Behavior - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University at Buffalo - SUNY - MPH-MSW - Health Services Administration - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Online, Traditional

University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of California - Los Angeles

University of California - Los Angeles - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Georgia

University of Georgia - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago - MPH-MSW - Community Health Sciences - MPH-MSW - Traditional
University of Illinois at Chicago - MPH-MSW - Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences - MPH-MSW - Traditional
University of Illinois at Chicago - MPH-MSW - Epidemiology - MPH-MSW - Traditional
University of Illinois at Chicago - MPH-MSW - Health Policy and Administration - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Maryland at Baltimore

University of Maryland at Baltimore - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Michigan

University of Michigan - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center - MPH-MSW - Public Health Administration - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania - MPH-MSW - Social Policy & Practice - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh - MPH-MSW - Public Health Social Work - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina - MPH-MSW - Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - MPH-MSW
University of South Carolina - MPH-MSW - Health Services Policy & Management - MPH-MSW

University of South Florida

University of South Florida - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Southern California

University of Southern California - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Utah

University of Utah - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

University of Washington

University of Washington - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University - MPH-MSW - Public Health - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis - MPH-MSW - Social Work - MPH-MSW - Traditional

Consider a Sponsored Online Public Health Program

School and Program Information Online Program? GRE Requirements Time for Completion
Tufts University
Online MHI
Online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics from Tufts School of Medicine. Harness data to improve human health. Bachelor’s required.
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George Washington University
Online MPH, Online MHI, Online MHA
CEPH Accredited
check_circle Online GRE Waivers Available As little as 12 months
University of North Carolina
Online MPH
The University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health is an Accredited School of Public Health under the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
check_circle Online GRE, GMAT or MCAT scores required As few as 20 months
Baylor University
The service-oriented Master of Public Health online program from Baylor University is now accepting applications.
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Simmons University
Develop the methodological, leadership, and advocacy skills needed to address health inequity during our 21-month program.
check_circle Online No GRE Required As little as 2 years

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