Our MPH/MSW program incorporates a public health perspective into social work practice and 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.
The practicum consists of two components:
These two components must be successfully completed in both semesters in order to get credit for the Foundation Field Education Placement. A minimum of 434 clock hours (420 on-site hours) is required to complete Field Instruction I and II (171 clock hours for Field Instruction I and 263 clock hours for Field Instruction II).
If you receive a grade below B- in SW 520 Interventions I or SW 505 Theories of Human Behavior and Development, you cannot continue into SW 551 and will need to repeat SW 520 or SW 505 (or both), together with SW 550 the following Fall. You will have to re-register in SW 550 the following Fall and complete a full foundation placement of 420 hours.