College of Public Health Guidebooks

Concurrent Degree - MPH and Social Work MSW

The University of South Florida offers a concurrent degree program with a clinical social work concentration combined with a public health concentration in either Maternal & Child Health OR Behavioral Health. The MSW and the MPH programs were developed as mandated by the Florida legislature to respond to the public health and social welfare needs of the state. The concurrent degree program was initiated in 1986 and produced its first graduate in 1988.

The MPH with a Maternal and Child Health (PMC) Concentration prepares health professionals and individuals in related fields for leadership roles in community based organizations that focus on major public health problems of women, children and families, especially among culturally diverse and under served populations. Using multidisciplinary approaches, students develop analytical, advocacy, programmatic and evaluative skills to address health disparities, and to emphasize health promotion and disease prevention among populations in need. Areas of programmatic focus include child health, women's health, childhood injury, family and community violence, children with special needs, and others. Find the Maternal and Child Health concentration at Maternal and Child Health MPH.

The MPH with a Behavioral Health (BHH) Concentration is concerned with the study of mental disorders and substance disorders in community populations. The focus areas include children's mental health services, community-based prevention, evaluation and accountability, evidence-based practice in behavioral health, homelessness, multicultural issues in mental health, and epidemiologic issues in mental disorders, including co-occurring disorders. Find the Behavioral Health concentration at Behavioral Health MPH.

Program of Study

If you have questions on your program, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Current students may access their Degree Works planner (Degree Works may also be accessed from or OASIS). Students may view their current progress in Archivum at (See Archivum instructions.). If you are not a current student, or want to view program requirements from a different catalog year please use these sources: 

There may be circumstances in which a student may need to change their catalog year. This must be initiated through a discussion with your academic advisor. Details regarding USF policy on changing catalog year can be found at

Contact Information

Please contact the following faculty for more information on the concurrent degree program:

Dr. Manisha Joshi (

Dr. Bruce Levin (

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