Social Work/Public Health MSW/MPH

About the Loyola MSW/Master of Public Health

The health and well-being of our communities hinge upon education, equity, and active community engagement. If you want to promote health and wellness and challenge social and health inequities, Loyola University Chicago's MSW/Master of Public Health program equips you to do so.

Providing a multidisciplinary education that covers client-centered and population-based health perspectives, our MPH/MSW dual degree program trains you to address the health and social needs of underserved and vulnerable populations. Through it, you will learn how to work with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations to improve public health and well-being.

Program Structure

The MSW/Master of Public Health is a 75-credit dual degree program. It can be pursued full time or part time. Social Work classes are held daytime and weekday evenings at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago, and some courses are also offered online. The MPH courses are completed entirely online.

The MSW program offers the Micro Practice specialization with a track in Advanced Clinical Practice. The MPH program offers a track in Public Health Policy and Management.

Why Choose Loyola for Your MPH/MSW Dual Degree?

With experienced faculty and a social justice-oriented curriculum, Loyola’s interprofessional MSW/Master of Public Health program prepares you to become a leader in social work and public health.

Flexible formats for working professionals

Attend in person, online, or a combination of both. Our flexible MSW/MPH program allows you to learn in the format that works best for you—and has synchronous sessions and live simulations for online learners to help you master course content. The MPH courses will be completed entirely online. If you hold a BSW, you will be eligible for an accelerated MSW.

Attend a respected, accredited MSW/MPH program. Our MSW is ranked #28 in the nation and MPH #70 by the U.S. News and World Report. It is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) and Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Learn from real practitioners in social work and public health. Loyola University Chicago faculty bring years of professional practice at the individual, group, and organizational levels to the classroom, along with diverse and valuable research interests.

Gain practical experience in public health and social work with internship opportunities. Our vast network of over 1,000 partner agencies will help you make professional connections and secure an internship relevant to your career interests.

Social Work MSWSchool of Social Work

Masters | Part-Time or Full-Time | On-Campus | Fall, Spring, Summer

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This program is designed to develop professionals who have the confidence and skills to take on the challenge to improve individual and family welfare and empower people within our communities to promote social justice. You will thrive in our program if you have a true passion for social justice issues and a determination to advocate and take action to help transform lives and communities.

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Public Health MPHParkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Masters | Part-Time or Full-Time | Hybrid, On-Campus, Online | Fall, Spring

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The field of public health is one of the most exciting and dynamic in all of health care and is projected to expand dramatically, creating many roles focused on confronting complex health issues. Through this program, you can position yourself to directly impact the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations worldwide.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Social Work/Public Health MSW/MPH program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Social Work/Public Health MSW/MPH learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The Social Work/Public Health MSW/MPH is a dual degree program that awards separate degrees for each program completed. Therefore, cost will equal the summation of each individual degree program's tuition times the number of credit hours taken in that program. Some dual degrees may have shared credits that adjust the total cost of the program. Please view the following pages for more information on each individual program's tuition, and contact the Office of the Bursar with any questions.

Social Work MSWPublic Health MPH

Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Social Work/Public Health MSW/MPH are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as decisions may take longer during busy periods.

Fall: May 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Social Work/Public Health MSW/MPH include:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • GRE or MCAT Test Score

  • Personal Statement

  • Resume/CV

Please note the GRE or other Graduate Entrance Exam is only required if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.

International Student Requirements

Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page.

Additional Details

For general information and a step-by-step guide to applying for graduate and professional study, please visit our Admission Process page. There is no fee to apply to graduate programs at Loyola.

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