The MPH/MSW degree program is coordinated between the UAB School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy and the University of Alabama (UA) School of Social Work (in Tuscaloosa). The coordinated program prepares social workers for interdisciplinary practice in public health programs concerned with the promotion and improvement of the health of diverse populations, including women, children, and families. Students who have been admitted to the MSW program in the UA School of Social Work and wish to pursue the coordinated degree option should contact the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. Students will attend classes in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. This coordinated program is one of the programs in the maternal and child health (MCH) concentration and is funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant - The MCH Policy & Leadership Program. This degree is also offered online.
The coordinated MPH/MSW degree can be completed in 2 academic years (including 2 summers) of full-time study. Click here or below for Curriculum Planning Sheet.
Students who choose the coordinated degree plan will be required to first secure admission to the UA School of Social Work (for the MSW) and, at the end of the first semester, to apply separately to the UAB School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy (for the MPH). Acceptance in the MSW program does not automatically ensure acceptance into the MPH program and vice versa.