A collaborative effort with the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine, this dual degree program offers interdisciplinary preparation in public health and social work for a career in promoting health, preventing disease and enhancing the delivery of health and social services in the community.
Students must complete a minimum of 81 units; 16 of these units fulfill requirements for both degrees. Depending on specific social work concentration and public health track requirements, there may be additional courses and an increase in the total number of units. Most full-time students complete the dual degree in three years; however, the program can be completed in two years if the student elects to take a full course load during the two summer sessions. During the first year, students complete the standard foundation year courses, with the exception of SOWK 562 Social Work Research. Students may select any one of the social work concentrations and any one of the public health tracks. View the MSW/MPH course requirements for a breakdown of the MSW/MPH curriculum schedule and the application process page for instructions on how to apply to the dual degree programs.
36 units: Keck School of Medicine of USC
45 units: USC School of Social Work
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Master of Public Health Program