Coordinated Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership / Master of Social Work

Program Description

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 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.

 Learning Objectives

  • Describe the health problems faced by children and their families within the context of public health
  • Apply the tools of biostatistics and epidemiology to analyze problems faced by children and their families
  • Apply current policies and programs directed at children and their families and describe how they are developed
  • Plan, implement, and administer MCH programs
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in both social work and public health principles and skills necessary for individuals interested in leadership positions at the community, state and national levels

Program Requirements

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. 

Program Admission Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the coordinated MPH/MSW degree must apply separately to and be accepted by BOTH the UA School of Social Work for the MSW and the UAB School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy, for the MPH. Acceptance into one school's program does not automatically ensure acceptance into the other school's program.