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M.S.W./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program

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The MSW/MPH is an interdisciplinary, three-year program (two-year for advanced standing students) incorporating knowledge and skills from social work and public health with a concentration in clinical social work and Health Policy & Management or Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. The MSW/MPH program brings together two closely aligned disciplines, allowing students to gain knowledge and skills critical to succeed in the strategic area of health/behavioral health. This integration of the two disciplines make graduates attractive candidates in the consistently growing health and social services industries.

Employment Prospects:

Graduates from the MSW/MPH program will be able to work and lead in in local and state health departments, federal health agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals, community based organizations, and advocacy agencies. They will be able to provide direct clinical services, serve as program coordinators, administrators, consultants and planners.

To Apply:

Students must apply separately to the MSW and MPH programs. For admissions for these two programs, please go to http://stempel.fiu.edu/students/admissions/index.html. Please note: Students will need to apply to and be accepted into each degree program separately in order to qualify for the combined degree program. For the MSW/MPH with advanced standing, admission to both programs must occur prior to beginning any coursework. At the time of admission, the students will need to notify both programs that they are interested in pursuing the combined degree with advanced standing in social work.

Required Credits and Course Plans:

I. MSW/MPH in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP)

Year One
Fall Spring Summer
SOW 5105 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3) SOW 5344 Theory and Practice with Communities & Orgs (3) SOW 6125 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
SOW 5235 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3) SOW 5324 Theory and Practice with Groups (3) Social Work Elective (3)
SOW 5342 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3) SOW 5532 Field Practicum I (4)
SOW 5379L Interviewing Skills Lab (2) SOW 5629 Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (3)
SOW 5404 Social Work Methodology (3) or PHC 6706 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
14 credits 13 credits 6 credits

 

Year Two
Fall Spring Summer
PHC 6065 Public Health Statistics (3) PHC 6315 Intro to Env Health (3) Public Health Elective (3)
PHC 6602 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion (3) PHC 6000 Intro to Public Health Epidemiology (3) Public Health Elective (3)
PHC 6410 Health Behavior and Public Health (3) PHC 6102 Intro to PH Health Policy & Management (3)
9 credits 9 credits 6 credits

 

Year Three
Fall Spring Summer
Social Work Elective (3) SOW 6425 Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning (3) PHC 6930 Integrative Seminar in Public Health (3)
PHC 6146 Health Promotion Program Planning and Intervention Design (3) SOW 6533 Field Practicum II (3) SOW 6534 Field Practicum III (6)
SOW 6236 Social Welfare Policy & Services II (3) PHC 6750 Program Development & Evaluation for Health Promotion (3) SOW 6351 Clinical Intervention in Couple and Family Social Work Practice (3)
SOW 6435 Evaluating Empirically Based Social Work Practice (3)
12 credits 9 credits 12 credits

 

Substitutions:

  • SOW 6533 Field Practicum II may substitute for PHC 6945 Practicum in Public Health with approval from internship coordinator in public health.
  • Students may choose to either take PHC 6706 Research Methods in Public Health or SOW 5404 Social Work Research Methodology.
  • Students must take two (2) electives in social work and two (2) electives in HPDP. The two (2) social work electives may substitute for the 3rd and 4th HPDP electives usually required.
  • MSW/MPH students do not have to take PHC 6500 Foundations in Public Health.

 

Total credits with separate degrees:              60 (MSW) + 45 (MPH) = 105

Total credits with dual degree program:        90

II. MSW/MPH in Health Policy & Management (HPM)

 

Year One
Fall Spring Summer
SOW 5105 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3) SOW 5344 Theory and Practice with Communities & Organizations (3) SOW 6125 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
SOW 5235 Social Welfare Policy and Services I (3) SOW 5629 Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (3) Social Work Elective (3)
SOW 5342 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (3) SOW 5324 Theory and Practice with Groups (3)
SOW 5379L Interviewing Skills Lab (2) SOW 5532 Field Practicum I (4)
SOW 5404 Social Work Research Methodology (3)
14 credits 13 credits 6 credits

 

Year Two
Fall Spring Summer
PHC 6065 Public Health Statistics (3) PHC 6315 Intro to Env Health (3) PHC 6154C Evidence-Based Health Policy for PH (3)
PHC 6000 Intro to Public Health Epidemiology (3) PHC 6410 Health Behavior and Public Health (3) HPM Elective (3)
PHC 6102 Intro to PH Health Policy & Management (Online) (3) PHC 6104C Public Health Management and Leadership (3) SOW 6435 Evaluating Empirically Based Social Work Practice (3)
9 credits 9 credits 9 credits

 

Year Three
Fall Spring Summer
PHC 6155C Health Policy Analysis (3) PHC 6063C Health Policy Database Applications (3 PHC 6930 Integrative Seminar in Public Health (3)
PHC 5430C Public Health Economics (3) SOW 6425 Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning (3) SOW 6534 Field Practicum III (6)
Social Work Elective (3) SOW 6533 Field Practicum II (3) SOW 6351 Clinical Intervention in Couple and Family Social Work Practice (3)
9 credits 9 credits 9 credits

 

 

Substitutions:

  • PHC 6155C Health Policy Analysis may substitute for SOW 6236 Social Welfare Policy Services II
  • SOW 6533 Field Practicum II may substitute for PHC 6945 Practicum in Public Health with approval from internship coordinator in public health
  • Students must take two (2) electives in social work, and one (1) elective in HPM. One of those social work electives will be substituted for the 2nd HPM elective usually required.
  • MSW/MPH students do not have to take PHC 6500 Foundations in Public Health

Total credits with separate degrees: 60 (MSW) + 45 (MPH) = 105

Total credits with dual degree program:90

 

III.      MSW/MPH in HPDP with Advanced Standing Status MSW (66 credits)

Year One
Fall Spring Summer
SOW 6125 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3) PHC 6315 Intro to Env Health (3) Public Health Elective (3)
PHC 6065 Public Health Statistics (3) PHC 6000 Intro to Public Health Epidemiology (3) Public Health Elective (3)
PHC 6602 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion (3) PHC 6102 Intro to PH Health Policy & Management (3) Social Work Elective (3)*
PHC 6410 Health Behavior and Public Health (3) SOW 6435 Evaluating Empirically Based Social Work Practice (3)
12 credits 12 credits 9 credits

 

Year Two
Fall Spring  Summer
SOW 6236 Social Welfare Policy & Services II (3) SOW 6425 Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning (3) PHC 6930 Integrative Seminar in Public Health (3)
PHC 6146 Health Promotion Program Planning and Intervention Design (3) SOW 6533 Field Practicum II (3) SOW 6534 Field Practicum III (6)
PHC 6750 Program Development & Evaluation for Health Promotion (3) Social Work Elective (3) SOW 6351 Clinical Intervention in Couple and Family Social Work Practice (3)
PHC 6706 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
12 credits 9 credits 12 credits

 

Substitutions:

  • SOW 6533 Field Practicum II may substitute for PHC 6945 Practicum in Public Health with approval from internship coordinator in public health.
  • Students may choose to take either PHC 6706 Research Methods in Public Health or SOW 5404 Social Work Research Methodology.
  • Students must take two (2) electives in social work and two (2) electives in HPDP. The two (2) social work electives may substitute for the 3rd and 4th HPDP electives usually required.
  • MSW/MPH students do not have to take PHC 6500 Foundations in Public Health.

 

Total credits with separate degrees:              33 (Advanced Standing MSW) + 45 (MPH) = 78

Total credits with dual degree program:        66

 

IV. MSW/MPH in HPM with Advanced Standing Status MSW (66 credits)

 

Year One
Fall  Spring Summer
PHC 6065 Public Health Statistics (3) PHC 6315 Intro to Env Health (3) PHC 6154C Evidence-Based Health Policy for PH (3)
PHC 6000 Intro to Public Health Epidemiology (3) PHC 6410 Health Behavior and Public Health (3) Social Work Elective (3)*
PHC 6102 Intro to PH Health Policy & Management (Online) (3) PHC 6104C Public Health Management and Leadership (3) HPM Elective (3)
SOW 6125 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II – Psychopathology (3) SOW 6435 Evaluating Empirically Based Social Work Practice (3)
12 credits 12 credits 9 credits

   

 

Year Two
Fall  Spring Summer
PHC 6155C Health Policy Analysis (3) PHC 6063C Health Policy Database Applications (3) PHC 6930 Integrative Seminar in Public Health (3)
PHC 5430C Public Health Economics (3) SOW 6425 Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning (3) SOW 6534 Field Practicum III (6)
Social Work Elective (3) SOW 6533 Field Practicum II (3) SOW 6351 Clinical Intervention in Couple and Family Social Work Practice (3)
9 credits 9 credits 12 credits


*
If a social work elective is not available in the summer, students should take it in spring of year two.

 

Substitutions:

  • PHC 6155C Health Policy Analysis may substitute for SOW 6236 Social Welfare Policy Services II
  • SOW 6533 Field Practicum II may substitute for PHC 6945 Practicum in Public Health with approval from internship coordinator in public health
  • Students must take 2 electives in social work, and 1 elective in HPM. One of those social work electives will be substituted for the 2nd HPM elective usually required.
  • MSW/MPH students do not have to take PHC 6500 Foundations in Public Health

 

Total credits with separate degrees:              33 (MSW Advanced Standing) + 45 (MPH) = 78

Total credits with dual degree program:        63

 

For More Information:

Prospective students can speak to faculty in both the School of Social Work and Departments of Health Policy & Management (HPM) and/or Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP). For social work questions, please contact Jennifer Abeloff at 305-348-1627 or abeloffj@fiu.edu. For HPM, please contact Benjamin Amick at 305-348-7527 or bamickii@fiu.edu. For HPDP, you can contact Rashida Biggs at 305-348-4694 or rbiggs@fiu.edu or Melissa Howard at 305-348-6583 or mehoward@fiu.edu. If you have general questions about the dual degree program, please contact the Office of Student and Alumnae Affairs at 305-348-7777.

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Director
 

For information contact:
Gladys Ramos
Program Assistant
305-348-5887
glramos@fiu.edu

Kelly Sydnor, M.S.W.
Student Services Coordinator
305-348-5841
ksydnor@fiu.edu