MPH/MSW Dual Degree

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As part of our MPH/MSW program you'll incorporate a public health perspective into social work practice to address health disparities and create change in individuals' lives and healthcare policy. 

Our curriculum statement articulates our commitment to the promotion of social justice, the protection of human rights, and the necessity of addressing structural oppression and inequities in power and resources. 

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why UB for your MSW?

Program Details

Our MPH/MSW program enables students to earn both a Master in Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW). This collaborative program with the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs separately. While there is a reduction in total credit hours for the dual degree program, you must meet all other requirements for both degree programs.

We offer two MPH/MSW programs: Traditional and Advanced Standing.

Both MPH/MSW course of study options are full-time and on-campus only and incorporate our signature trauma-informed and human rights perspectives.

Traditional Advanced Standing

Traditional MPH/MSW Program

  • For students with a bachelor's degree in any undergraduate major
  • 900 total field placement hours (420 hour foundation placement + 480 hour advanced placement)
  • Full-time (3 years) and on-campus only
  • The curriculum below shows the program beginning in the School of Social Work, however, students can begin the program in the School of Public Health and Health Professions if they wish, in which case, the first and second years would be switched. 

The curriculum shown below is effective for all students matriculating Fall 2020 and later.

MPH/MSW Tuition Structure

MPH/MSW students will be billed the full-time MPH tuition rate during the semesters they are only taking MPH courses, and the full-time MSW rate when they are only taking  MSW courses. 

During the semesters in which students take coursework from both departments, the full-time tuition rate of the school in which the student has registered for the majority of their credits will be used.

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