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Public Health and Social Work

36 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
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The Public Health and Social Work dual degree program at Boston University is a 100-credit course of study leading to the award of both the Master of Social Work and the Master of Public Health.


Key facts

The Public Health and Social Work program at Boston University is based on the recognition that many social workers are involved in the health delivery system and are interested in taking a broader, population-based look at the system. In addition, new roles are evolving for social workers in the health sector. These include social work in the administration of health delivery systems and participation in the health policy process at local, state, and national levels.

The MSW/MPH program may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may earn the MSW prior to completing the MPH, as they are not simultaneous degrees. Students then continue their studies at the School of Public Health.

The MPH is a 48-credit degree. MSW/MPH students must complete a minimum of 40 credits in residence at SPH and 8 credits are completed at SSW. All courses counted to the MPH portion of the MD/MPH must be numbered SPH XX 700 and above. No courses taken outside of the School of Public Health will count toward the MPH, including courses taken at other Boston University schools and colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Communications and Promotion
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Policy and Law
  • Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation
  • Program Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • MSW fall deadline: February 22, 2023


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • SOPHAS Program Designation
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • CV or Résumé
  • Supplemental Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 36 months.

Social Work (Graduate Program): $37,838/year

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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