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

First Year

Fall Credits
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I 3
Social Welfare Programs and Policies I 3
Foundations of Global Health Leadership 3
Global Health Informatics Workshop 0
Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I                                                             
Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health            
Spring Credits
Social Work Practice I 4
Field Instruction I 4
Human Behavior in the Social Environment II 3
Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs 3
Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II 0
Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III  
Summer Credits
Social Work Practice II 3
Field Instruction II 4
Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege
Practice with Groups

Second Year

Fall Credits
Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health
Public Health Management & Leadership 1.5
Epidemiology 3
Health Care Policy 1.5
Social Work Practice III 3
Field Instruction III
Spring Credits
Biostatistics for Public Health 3
Global Environment Health
Essentials of Public Health Biology  3
MPH Elective 1 3
Social Work Practice IV
Field Instruction IV 4

Third Year

Fall Credits
MPH Elective 2
MPH Elective 3
Internship I: Applied Practice Experience Seminar 2
Human Behavior in the Social Environment III 3
Spring Credits
Internship II: Culminating Experience Seminar  2
MPH Elective 4 3
MPH Elective 5 3
MSW Elective 3
  Total Credits:  93    

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