36 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health and Social Work program of the University at Buffalo incorporates a public health perspective into social work practice and enables students to earn both a Master in Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Social Work (MSW).


About the Public Health and Social Work program

This collaborative Public Health and Social Work program of the University at Buffalo with the School of Public Health and Health Professions reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs separately.

The MPH/MSW dual-degree offers two program options:

  • A three-year MPH/MSW program, for students with a Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • A two-year MPH/MSW Advanced Standing program, for students with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree

Both MPH/MSW course of study options are full-time only. While there is a reduction in total credit hours for the dual degree program, you must meet all other requirements for both degree programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Welfare History and Policy
  • Theories of Human Behavior and Development
  • Scientific Methods in Social Work
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Care Organization
  • Study of Health Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 24 credits of undergraduate liberal arts coursework. Of those 24 credits:

6 must be in the social or behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science)6 must be in the arts or humanities (e.g., history, English, foreign languages, philosophy, ethnic/gender studies)12 credits may be made up with any combination of the above or with courses from the natural sciences or mathematics

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Human biology undergraduate course (3 credits) must be completed prior to the advanced year MSW curriculum, if not fulfilled at the time of application
  • Three recommenders
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Application essay
  • Pay the application fee
  • A photocopy of your passport page
  • Copy of Current I-20 and Visa
  • English Proficiency Scores
  • International Applicant Financial Form and Bank Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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