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MPH/MSW Dual Degree Program

“I think trauma is the link between the majority of the work that social workers and public health practitioners do. If you work with people, you work with trauma; that’s just how it is, whether you’re a counselor or a health policy maker."- Lauren Kroening, MPH/MSW '16 

“I think trauma is the link between the majority of the work that social workers and public health practitioners do. If you work with people, you work with trauma; that’s just how it is, whether you’re a counselor or a health policy maker." - Lauren Kroening, MPH/MSW '16

With our MPH/MSW program, you will learn to incorporate a public health perspective into your social work practice, allowing you to understand and guide interventions from the individual level to the whole population.

Through the program, you will earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the UB School of Social Work. This collaborative program reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs separately. 

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

Choose Your Area of Public Health 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.