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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Apr 17, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Social Work, MPH/MSW

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MSW/Master of Public Health Program


The MSW/MPH program requires a three year curriculum plan.  Students will complete the required core courses in both the MSW and the MPH program.  Selected required courses from each program will count as elective courses toward the degree in the other program.  A reciprocal agreement between both programs with regards to the acceptance of student electives will facilitate effective curriculum planning.

The total number of credits to be taken will be 87 (51 in Social Work and 36 in GSPH).  Students will be required to complete two field placements (one in the first year and one in the second) as required by the MSW program, and as is consistent with the practicum requirements of the MPH program.

The second field placement will have a public health emphasis and count as the required MPH practicum experience.  All students will be required to complete the GSPH Capstone course and complete an essay as required by the MPH program.  Students will be assigned faculty advisors from both SSW and GSPH and these advisors will work collaboratively with the student to plan the academic course of study.

Upon completion of the joint degree program, the student would receive the Master of Public Health and the Master of Social Work degrees from the respective schools.  The curriculum is established in an effort to have the requirements for both degrees met by having certain classes at one school fulfill requirements at the other.

The efficient way to apply to the Master’s Degree in Social Work Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is to use our online application.

For more information on the MSW/MPH program please contact:

School of Social Work
Office of Admissions
2104 Cathedral Of Learning

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