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.


A total of 90 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MPH/MSW program. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH and 60 credit hours for the MSW; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degrees, 12 credit hours from the MSW curriculum are credited to the MPH. This allows students to earn both degrees in reduced time and at reduced cost. 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
MPH Degree Requirement: (1 hour)
ENH 690Environmental Health Perspectives1
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 688Public Health Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (2 hours)
HB 689Health Behavior Integrative Learning Experience2
or ENH 689 Environmental Health Sciences Integrative Learning Experience
or EPI 689 Epidemiology Integrative Learning Experience
or HPO 689 HPO Integrative Learning Experience
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared Hours from MSW Curriculum: (12 hours)12
SW 525: Evaluation Research3
SW Elective 13
SW Elective 13
SW Elective 13
Total Credit Hours for MPH: 42
Remaining MSW Program Requirements:48
Total Hours Completed for MSW/MPH:90

Select 3 electives from the options below:

SW 506, SW 513, SW 514, SW 515, SW 523, SW 528, SW 529, SW 536, SW 549