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)

Year One

Fall (15 credits)

GPH-GU 2380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health (3)
GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
MSWPF-GS 2006 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3)
MSWPF-GS 2003 Social Welfare Programs & Policies I (3)

Spring (14 credits)

GPH-GU 5220 Applying Systems Thinking to Global Health Practice (3)*
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)
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 Field Instruction II (4)
MSWPF-GS 2010 Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege (3)
MSWPF-GS 2014 Practice with Groups (3)

Year Two

Fall (16 credits)

GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
MSWAC-GS 2002 Social Work Practice III (3)
MSWFD-GS 2300 Field Instruction III (4)

Spring (16 credits)

GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)
GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)
MPH Elective (3)
MSWAC-GS 2009 Social Work Practice IV (3)
MSWFD-GS 2400 Field Instruction IV (4)

Year Three

Fall (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 (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".

MSW/MPH Requirements Checklist

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