Concurrent Degree Option: Public Health and Social Work M.P.H./M.S.W.


Concurrent Degrees
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) /Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)


Refer to individual Majors for deadlines

Minimum Total Hours:
Social Work - 35 (for advanced standing)
Public Health – 42

Level: Masters
CIP Code: Social Work: 44.0701
Public Health: 51.2201

Dept Codes: SOK, DEA
Major/College Codes: SOK BC / MPH PH
Maternal and Child Health
Behavioral Health

Behavioral and Community Sciences
Public Health


The USF MSW/MPH Concurrent program offers social work students expanded study in public health and encourages a well-balanced macro-micro orientation to clinical practice. Such expansion can provide the social work student with specific skills that result in comprehensive and effective client interventions in health care settings. The fundamental methodological tools of public health, such as biostatistics, epidemiology, and health management and evaluation, further assist the social worker in targeting the needs of individuals and communities.

Students admitted into the MSW program who simultaneously also wish to pursue an MPH must apply for and be admitted into the MPH program separately and fulfill the requirements of the MPH program. The School of Social Work may allow up to 9 credits from the MPH program to count towards elective credit hours for the MSW program when:

 1. The MPH course is reviewed and approved by the MSW Chair, and

2. The student graduates with an MPH.

 Approval for coursework and credits completed at the College of Public Health will be revoked if the student withdraws from or otherwise does not complete the MPH program at or prior to the completion of the MSW program.

 Because of the rigorous nature of completing both the MSW and MPH programs simultaneously, students are advised that 3 years of full-time course work will be required, and it is recommended that the first year be dedicated towards MPH coursework.

 If you are interested in completing both the MSW and MPH degrees simultaneously at USF, please contact the school for further guidance. Please see website for additional information


Students may either apply to the School of Social Work or Public Health. After admission to a program they will submit the Concurrent Degree application, which is located on the Graduate Schools website. The application should be turned into the Program Specialist of their current program for processing.


Refer to the requirements for each major.

Program Advisor:

Vickie Lynn, Ph.D., MSW Program, Send email

For more details on the Public Health concentrations, contact:
Cheryl Vamos Ph.D., MPH, Maternal & Child Health, Send email
Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Dr.P.H., MPH, Behavioral Health, Send email