The LSUHSC School of Public Health offers the dual degree Master of Social Work & Master of Public Health (MSW-MPH) as a coordinated and integrated approach to provide an interdisciplinary education. The LSU School of Social Work and the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans School of Public Health offer a concurrent degree program through which a student may receive both the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree. Students successfully completing the concurrent degree program receive two separate degrees: the M.S.W. awarded by the LSU School of Social Work and the M.P.H. awarded by the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans.
MSW-MPH dual-degree program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, prevent disease, and enhance the delivery of evidence-based health and social services in the community. Upon completion of the MSW-MPH dual-degree program, graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the breadth of each field and their interface, as well as have the ability to incorporate interdisciplinary skills in public health and health-related settings. The MSW-MPH dual-degree program is designed to prepare graduates for work in a variety of interdisciplinary health, health-related settings and a basis for the pursuit of a future doctoral degree.
MSW-MPH dual-degree students will satisfy the requirements for 60 MSW credit hours and a minimum of 46 MPH credit hours.