What will I learn?

Our MPH/MSW program 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). This collaborative program with the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions reduces the amount of time and credits compared to completing both programs separately.

Course of Study Options

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

Choose Your Public Health Area of Focus

MPH/MSW Curriculum (3 Year)

The MPH/MSW options are for students with a bachelor's degree in any major.

The tracks below show the program beginning in the School of Social Work, however, students can begin the program in the School of Public Health and Health Professions if they wish, in which case, the first and second years would be switched.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Work

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have received an undergraduate bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better by the intended beginning semester.

For international students

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.

The minimum accepted scores are:

TOEFL iBT®, 90
IELTS, 7.5
PTE Academic, 61

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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