Social Work and Public Health (M.S.W./M.P.H Joint Degree)

The Wayne State University (WSU) School of Social Work (SSW) and the School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences (DFMPHS) offer a Joint Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

The MSW/MPH joint degree provides students with a deeper understanding of complex determinants of health and the scientific methods necessary to operate in an interprofessional environment. The scientific basis for interprofessional practice requires a firm foundation in human behavior and development, culturally competent communication, organizational and social systems, and the core public health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health. The MSW/MPH degree will strengthen and deepen these skills and equip students to qualify for employment across both disciplines.  In order to meet the demand for public health social worker practitioners, the MSW/MPH joint degree program fulfills the need for these professional qualifications.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.  Admission criteria for the MSW/MPH Joint Degree will meet the requirements of both MSW and MPH Degrees that can be found on the program website.