Coordinated MSW/MPH in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership

Coordinated MPH-MSW in Social Work

The MPH/MSW degree program is coordinated between the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama (MSW) and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.


Students in this track must complete 42 credit hours. This includes the MPH Core, SOPH requirements, track requirements, electives and internship. A total of 60 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MSW/MPH. The coordinated MPH/MSW degree can be completed in 2 academic years (including 2 summers) of full-time study. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH degree; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 3 credit hours from the MSW curriculum are credited to the MPH and 12 hours from the MPH curriculum are credited to the MSW. Students may complete the MPH totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of-state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents. 

MPH Core Requirements (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
MPH Focus Electives (7 hours):
Minimum 7 credit hours of Public Health (BST, ENH, EPI, GHS, HB, HCO) 600-699 level7
Internship (3 hours):
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
SOPH Coursework Total (at least 30 hours required)30
Total Shared Hours from Coordinated Program (12 hours):
SW 501: Social Welfare Policy: Advanced Policy Analysis3
SW 570: Research-informed Practice3
SW 577: Components of Human Development and Social Systems3
SW 579: Components of Social Work Practice3
Total Credit Hours for MPH: 42