This joint program with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work prepares students to fulfill leadership roles in public health systems or academic settings. Students in this program, have opportunities to work with local organizations on a variety of planning, evaluation, and research activities.
Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to apply principles of community-based participatory research and practice to community health assessment
- Develop quantitative and qualitative skills that can be applied to program planning and evaluation
- Demonstrate process of planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies
- Communicate in writing information to the public, to stakeholders and to policymakers
- Apply theory to program planning and evaluation
All graduates also achieve the core and cross-cutting competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students.
The BCHS MPH/PhD in Social Work requirements are listed below. Students should refer to the School of Social Work for the most current program checklist.
- 72 credits, including coursework and research
- Foundational public health courses
- Advanced courses in health communications, program planning, and behavioral theories
- Advanced courses in research methods and statistics
- Advanced dissertation research in an area of specialization
Mark S. Friedman, PhD
Director, Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education Program, Public Health / Social Work Joint Degree Programs Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Public Health