A MASTER’S DEGREE THROUGH COMBINED DISCIPLINES
In tandem with the Master of Social Work program, students have the option to pursue a second master’s degree through one of the College’s three dual degree programs:
JOINT MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW) AND JOHN GLENN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (MPA)
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers a dual degree option with the College of Social Work in which students can earn both a Master in Public Administration and a Master of Social Work degree.
This dual degree program emphasizes the importance of public policy and the management of public programs in the delivery of human services. Dual degree students are required to take the core curriculum from both departments and the typical sequence of study is to spend one year taking courses in one program, the second year in the other program, and the third year splitting courses between both programs.
For more information, read about the Master’s degree in Public Affairs on the John Glenn College of Public Affairs website.
JOINT MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW) AND PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)
Students with an interest in social work and health may find it advantageous to combine the Master of Social Work degree with the Master in Public Health. The MSW degree prepares future practitioners to function in either direct practice or administrative and policy-making roles. Students will acquire competence as practitioners, planners, policy maker, and researchers, and are prepared to deliver and evaluate micro and macro-level interventions. The MPH has the advantage of course work designed to give a solid foundation of skills grounded in the unique challenges of specializations in Public Health, they generally find Health Behaviors and Health Promotion to be an appropriate match with Social Work.
The joint degree in social work and public health prepares graduates to promote community well-being and health.
For more information, visit the Master of Public Health (MPH) website.
JOINT MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW) AND CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MCRP)
Students in social work and city and regional planning both share a common interest in the impact of community and the environment upon the well-being of individuals. This dual degree incorporates core courses from both programs.
For more information, visit the Knowlton School of Architecture website.
COMBINED MSW/PHD PROGRAM
The combined MSW/PhD is an accelerated program that allows a single application and admission process. The Ph.D. Program is for people who are interested in making a difference through research and teaching. We are preparing the next generation of social work scholars to translate scientific findings into interventions and study implementation of interventions into regular practice settings.
A student will complete the requirements for both degrees with some courses counted toward both the MSW and the PhD.
For more information, contact the Ph.D. Program Office in the College of Social Work.
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