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A collaborative effort with the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine of USC, this dual degree program offers interdisciplinary preparation in public health and social work for a career in promoting health, preventing disease, and enhancing the delivery of health and social services in the community.

Students must complete a minimum of 81 units; 20 of these units fulfill requirements for both degrees. Depending on specific social work concentration and public health track requirements, there may be additional courses and an increase in the total number of units. Most full-time students complete the dual degree in three years; however, it may be possible to accelerate the time to completion if the student elects to enroll in MPH course work during summer sessions. Students begin with social work courses before finishing with public health course work. Students may select any one of the social work departments and any one of the public health tracks. View the application process page to learn how to apply.

Degree Requirements
27 units: Keck School of Medicine of USC
34 units: USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
20 units: Both schools

Course Requirements
Adult Mental Health and Wellness
Children, Youth and Families
Social Change and Innovation

Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine of USC
Valerie Burris
(323) 442-7257
valeriem@usc.edu