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

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. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.


Students in this track must complete 42 credit hours for the MPH. This includes the MPH Core, SOPH requirements, track requirements, electives and internship. A total of 93 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MSW/MPH. The coordinated MPH/MSW degree can be completed in 3 academic years of full-time study. Normally, 45 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: (14 hours)
PUH 601This is Public Health1
PUH 602Community Assessment3
PUH 603Quantitative Methods in Public Health3
PUH 604Programs and Policies3
PUH 605Public Health Management and Evaluation3
PUH 606Leadership for Evidence-Based Public Health1
Population Health Degree Requirement: (3 hours)
PUH 610Population Health3
Approved Electives: (7 hours)
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 695Environment and Health: The MPH Capstone3
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared Hours from MSW Curriculum: (12 hours)12
SW 500: Social Welfare Policy3
SW 510: Human Behavior and Social Environments I3
SW 542: Social Work Practice with Groups3
SW 570:Research-informed Practice3
Total Credit Hours for MPH: 42
Remaining MSW Program Requirements:48
Total Hours Completed for MSW/MPH:90