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Social Work and Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, M.S.W. & M.P.H.

Arnold School of Public Health
College of Social Work

Choose a dual degree in social work and health promotion, education and behavior to assess and improve the physical, psychological and social health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Offered through the Arnold School of Public Health and College of Social Work, the program will prepare you to further the empowerment and autonomy of communities by promoting health-related, economic and social justice information through teaching, research and service. Both schools develop graduates equipped to make a difference in people's lives.

Program Highlights

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    Dual Degrees

    Earn two graduate degrees in less time while also enjoying a cost savings thanks to shared credits between programs.

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    Practical Experiences

    Complete two years of field education that helps you practice the skills learned in the classroom.

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    Improve the health and well-being of individuals and their communities in a variety of settings from urban to rural.

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    Prime Location

    Enjoy access to state government and governmental agencies through our location in the capital city.

What You’ll Study

Two complementary and distinct programs provide graduates with skills both in individual and family case management and in program planning, implementation and evaluation. Students engage directly in service through practicums and internships. Our graduates are employed in hospitals, health departments and health care corporations.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Advocacy

    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

  • Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services

    Evaluate Policies

    Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Researcher
  • Practitioner
  • Case Manager
  • Program Evaluator
  • Program Manager
  • Evaluation Specialist

Workplace Settings

  • Nonprofits
  • Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Corporations
  • Higher Education

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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