MPH/MSW Dual Degree

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

The MSW/MPH dual degree program is a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health and the University of Nebraska Omaha, School of Social Work.  This program offers interdisciplinary preparation in the fields of social work and public health leading to the master of social work and the master of public health degrees, generally in less time than it would take to obtain these degrees independently. Students in this program can concentrate their education in public health administration. The MSW/MPH dual degree increases the student's career options in the future by providing the individual with two sets of skills that are highly complementary: clinical social work skills, and population-focused public health program skills.

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

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MPH/MSW dual degree students typically complete MSW and MPH courses concurrently, based on a plan of study decided upon by faculty advisors from both programs. MSW credit hours transfer to the MPH degree to fulfill elective credit requirements. Students do not register for CPH 528 Applied Practice Experience (APEx) or CPH 529 Capstone Experience, as those requirements will be fulfilled while students are completing Advanced Social Work Practicum 1 and II. Students must consult with faculty advisors to ensure requirements for APEx and Capstone are met during these Practicum experiences. In addition, coursework for SOWK 8650 Health/Mental Health Policies for Social Work fulfills requirements for CPH 566 Health Policy. The student’s MPH Capstone committee should include faculty from both programs.

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For more information see the UNO MSW Website