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Dual Degree Program - MSW/MPH

This interdisciplinary, three-year program with the NYU College of Global Public Health is for students who seek to combine social work and public health with a global focus. At completion of the program, students will have earned a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) and a Master of Public Health degree (MPH). Courses are taught by professors drawn from relevant programs across five schools at NYU, including the Silver School of Social Work; the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; the School of Medicine; the College of Dentistry (including the College of Nursing); and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

The dual degrees are designed to provide the necessary skill sets for graduating students to pursue professional careers in both social work and public health, and prepare them for leadership roles in community healthcare settings, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in the United States and internationally.

Students in the MSW/MPH program would enroll as full-time students taking courses within each program concurrently. The MSW/MPH option is available to those choosing the Global Health Leadership MPH concentration.

Please note that neither degree is conferred until the requirements for both degrees are fulfilled.

Sample Curriculum for Students Starting in Fall 2015

First Year

Fall Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Essentials of Public Health Biology
3
Foundations of Global Health Leadership 3
Global Health Informatics I 0
Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I                                                             
0                       
Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II             
0
   
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Field Instruction I 4
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Biostatistics for Public Health
3
Global Health Informatics II 0
Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III  
0
   
Summer Credits
Social Work Practice II 3
Field Instruction II 4
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege
3
Clinical Practice with Groups
3

Second Year

Fall Credits
Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health
3
Global Health Policy & Management 3
Epidemiology 3
Social Work Practice III 3
Field Instruction III
4
                                                                                        
Spring Credits
Qualitative & Field Methods 3
Global Environment Health
3
MPH Concentration Course 1 3
Social Work Practice IV
3
Field Instruction IV 4

Third Year

Fall Credits
MPH Concentration Course 2
3
MPH Concentration Course 3
3
Capstone I
3
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
                                                                           
                        
Spring Credits
MPH Concentration Course 4
3
Capstone II
1
MPH Elective 3
MSW Elective 3
   
  Total Credits:  93    

Click here for sample curriculum for students who matriculated in fall 2014

Click here for sample curriculum for students who matriculated in fall 2013

Contact Us

MSW Program

Phone: (212) 998-5910
Email: silver.admissions@nyu.edu

NYU Master of Public Health

Phone: (212) 992-MPH1
Email: mph@nyu.edu
mph.nyu.edu