In order to meet this need, Portland State University offers this innovative dual-degree program to prepare a professional at the intersection of social work and public health. Students will earn both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work after completing an intensive three-year course of full-time study.
The program will allow students to examine the relationships between physical and mental health, homelessness, addictions, mental illness, disability, illness, poverty, aging, isolation, discrimination and oppression. Students will study the core courses, internship requirements, and culminating experiences required for each degree. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment in either of the two fields, and positioned to lead innovative efforts in establishing and maintaining healthy communities.
Admissions is separate for each program, so you will need to do each separately. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee admission into the other.