Course of Study Options

The MPH/MSW dual-degree offers two program options:

  • A three-year MPH/MSW program, for students with a Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • A two-year MPH/MSW Advanced Standing program, for students with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree

Both MPH/MSW course of study options are full-time only. While there is a reduction in total credit hours for the dual degree program, you must meet all other requirements for both degree programs.

Choose Your Public Health Area of Focus

You can concentrate your area of public health focus with two program options:

Health Services Administration explores how to assess population health needs, formulate policies and interventions, and assure the effective­ness of community programs and services.

Community Health and Health Behavior explores the actions of individuals, groups and organizations from a scientific perspective to promote health.

MPH/MSW Curriculum (3 Year)

The MPH/MSW options are for students with bachelor degrees from all undergraduate majors.

The tracks below show 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. 

MPH Health Services Administration/MSW

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology (or EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology in the spring semester)
EEH 530 Introduction to Health Care Organization
STA 527 Introduction to Biostatistics I
CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior
EEH 536 Healthcare Policy in the U.S.
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Spring Semester

EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology (or EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology in the fall semester)
EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health
EEH 538 Introduction to Healthcare Economics
EEH 550 Environmental Health
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health
MPH Elective

Third Year

Spring Semester

MPH Community Health and Health Behavior/MSW

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology (or EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology in the spring semester)
EEH 530 Introduction to Health Care Organization
STA 527 Introduction to Biostatistics I
CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Spring Semester

EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology (or EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology in the fall semester)
CHB 502 Health Behavior Change
CHB 505 Applied Statistics for Public Health
EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health
EEH 550 Environmental Health
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Third Year

Spring Semester

MPH/MSW Advanced Standing Curriculum (2 Year)

The MPH/ MSW Advanced Standing tracks are for students with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree only. View apply page for additional eligibility requirements.

Advanced Standing students must begin the program in the School of Public Health and Health Professions

MPH Health Services Administration/ MSW Advanced Standing

First Year

Fall Semester

EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology (or EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology in the spring semester)
EEH 530 Introduction to Health Care Organization
STA 527 Introduction to Biostatistics I
CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior
EEH 536 Healthcare Policy in the U.S.
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Spring Semester

EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology (or EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology in the fall semester)
EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health
EEH 538 Introduction to Healthcare Economics
EEH 550 Environmental Health
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health
MPH Elective

Summer Semester (between first and second years)

Second Year

Spring Semester

MPH Community Health and Health Behavior/ MSW Advanced Standing

First Year

Fall Semester

EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology (or EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology in the spring semester)
EEH 530 Introduction to Health Care Organization
STA 527 Introduction to Biostatistics I
CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Spring Semester

EEH 500 Intro to Epidemiology (or EEH 501 Principles of Epidemiology in the fall semester)
CHB 502 Health Behavior Change
CHB 505 Applied Statistics for Public Health
EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health
EEH 550 Environmental Health
EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Summer Semester (between first and second years)

Second Year

Spring Semester

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