Dual Degree in Social Work (MSW/MPH)

This interdisciplinary, three-year program with the NYU Silver School of Social Work allows you to combine social work and public health with a global focus. At completion of this full-time program, you will have earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Master of Public Health (MPH), starting you off in a prime position for advanced career options in either field.

Your courses are drawn from relevant programs across six schools at NYU, covering areas of social work; public service; medicine, dentistry, and nursing; and culture, education and human development.

As part of the MSW/MPH program, I learned so much about the systems required to impact change in social, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence global public health and social work both in the field and the classroom."
- Ambrose Appiah, MSW/MPH 2013

What Can I Do with This Degree?

The MSW/MPH dual degree provides you with the skills to pursue professional careers in both social work and public health, preparing you for leadership and educational roles in community healthcare settings, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in the United States and internationally.

Dual Degree in Social Work (MSW/MPH)

93 Total Credits (50 MSW credits/43 MPH credits)

Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2024 should follow the requirements outlined on this checklist
Students who matriculated in Fall 2024 or later should follow the requirements outlined below and on this checklist.

Year One

Fall semester (14 credits)
GPH-GU 2380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2030 Introduction to Global Health (3)
GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5170 Introduction to Public Health (0)
MSWPF-GS 2006 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
MSWPF-GS 2003 Social Welfare Programs & Policies I (3)

Spring semester (14 credits)
GPH-GU 5220 Applying Systems Thinking to Global Health Practice (3)*
MSWPF-GS 2001 Social Work Practice I (4)
MSWPF-GS 2100 Practicum Instruction I (4)
MSWPF-GS 2007 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)

Summer (13 credits)
MSWPF-GS 2002 Social Work Practice II (3)
MSWFD-GS 2200 Practicum Instruction II (4)
MSWPF-GS 2010 Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege (3)
MSWPF-GS 2014 Practice with Groups (3)

Year Two

Fall semester (16 credits)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
MSWAC-GS 2002 Social Work Practice III (3)
MSWFD-GS 2300 Practicum Instruction III (4)

Spring semester (16 credits)
GPH-GU 2136 Fundamentals of Global Health and Development (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (2)
GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (2)
MPH Elective (3)
MSWAC-GS 2009 Social Work Practice IV (3)
MSWFD-GS 2400 Field Instruction IV (4)

Year Three

Fall semester (11 credits)
MPH elective (3)
MPH elective (3)
GPH-GU 2359 Applied Practice Experience Seminar (2)**
MSWPF-GS 2001 Human Behavior in the Social Environment III (3)    

Spring semester (8 credits)
GPH-GU 2360 Integrated Learning Experience Seminar (2)**
MPH elective (3)
MSW Elective (3)

* prior to Spring 2024, this course was called "Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs".
** these courses are 7 weeks each and may be taken in the same semester.

For More Information

NYU Master of Public Health Program

NYU School of Social Work
Admissions Office
MSW Program
Phone: (212) 998-5910
Email: silver.admissions@nyu.edu