The School of Social Work and the UT Health Science Center School of Public Health have established a dual degree program that will target students who wish to combine social work and public health education using an interdisciplinary perspective. This type of educational program is critically important in health-related communities that currently are hiring social workers to carry out social services. The value of combining the MPH and MSSW degree programs is that students will gain expertise from two esteemed educational programs that will allow them to work toward solving crucial public health and social problems. Students interested in pursuing this degree will need to choose the Community and Administrative Leadership concentration. The MSSW/MPH program is designed to be completed in three years.
The MPH degree is widely recognized as valuable supplemental training for professionals, such as social workers, pursuing careers in health-related fields. In addition, skills learned in public health core disciplines, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, health administration and others, are essential for persons conducting clinical or community-based research or those involved with health services organizations.
MSSW/MPH Program Options
There are 4 program options for the MSSW/MPH dual degree.
- 3 Year Full-time Program
- Post BSW Track 42 Hour Program (Spring Admission)
- Post BSW Track 42 Hour Program (Summer Admission)
- Post BSW Track 48 Hour Program
Programs of work for each program option are available for download as a PDF.
Application to the Dual Degree Program (MSSW/MPH)
In addition to all of the materials required for admission to the MSSW program, applicants to the Dual Degree program must also apply and be accepted to Master of Public Health