Master of Social Work/ Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH) Joint Degree

The MSW/MPH program is for students who seek advanced training in social work and public health. Students pursuing the MSW/MPH joint degree will acquire the skills needed to work in all three sectors, understanding the social service aspect of public health. These skills include the planning, management and delivery of human and health services at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Students completing the joint degree will have a more rounded understanding of human behavior in the environment, as well as how individuals and communities are impacted by programs developed with a health focus.

The MSW/MPH joint degree program is a joint effort between College of Social Work and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health, this joint degree gives students the option of earning an MSW degree in addition to a Master of Public Health. This option gives students two master’s degrees with approximately 82 credit hours. On average the joint degree will take students three years of full-time coursework; part-time students take an average of four years to complete the joint degree.


The joint MSW/MPH degree was approved by the Board of Regents in Fall 2010.

The MPH program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1978. The MSW program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1951.

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MPH Program

Kelsey Townsend
Academic Advisor
Phone: 801-587-7896
Email: kelsey.townsend@utah.edu

MSW Program

Lena Al-Rayess
Coordinator, MSW Admissions
Phone: 801-581-4428
Email: lena.al-rayess@utah.edu

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