The Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW) is an accelerated dual degree program resulting in an MPH in Health Promotion Sciences from the OUHSC Hudson of Public Health and an MSW from the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. A total of 88 curriculum hours are required to complete both degrees. Graduates of the dual MPH/MSW degree will work as agents of change to advance the health of individuals, families, and communities and elevate the status of people, populations or communities that experience considerable vulnerability and injustice within Oklahoma and the broader society.
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The following are required:
Must be in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended.
Bachelor’s degree or entry-level first professional degree from an accredited institution,
Grade point average of 3.0 or above using the upper-division coursework of the bachelor's degree.
College Algebra or a higher-level math course.
Career goal statement uploaded through SOPHAS
Current CV/Resume uploaded through SOPHAS
Three letters of academic or professional recommendation uploaded through SOPHAS
by the recommender. Applicants must list recommenders’ contact information on the application and then upon submission, SOPHAS will send instructions to each recommender on how to submit their letter electronically through the online portal.
U.S. Applicants: SOPHAS requires a separate official transcript from every U.S. and Canadian institution attended be submitted by utilizing the instructions here
. Applicants will enter the information in coursework section of the application utilizing the data from their transcript(s). Do not enter foreign courses taken at Universities outside the U.S. or Canada into the coursework section of the application.
International Applicants: Submit transcripts/mark sheets to the World Education Services (www.wes.org
) for a course-by-course evaluation. Applicants must designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation.
International applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency
by submitting TOEFL
(score of 88 or above) or IELTS
(score of 6.5 or above) that meet the minimum required score
. TOEFL scores must be submitted to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688.
Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.
Master of Public Health:
- Spring: December 15
- Fall: August 1
Master of Social Work:
- Spring: October 1
- Fall: March 1
Application Instructions for Current OU Students and OU Alumni can be found here.
STEP 1: Apply to the OU Hudson College of Public Health here (only for Non-OU students).
STEP 2: Apply to OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work here (required if you are not already enrolled in the School of Social Work).
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Hudson College of Public Health is Oklahoma’s only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Accredited College of Public Health.
As part of our periodic re-accreditation process, we have prepared a self-study that examines in detail how we pursue our mission of protecting and improving the health of the people of Oklahoma, the United States, and other nations through: (1) education, public health workforce development, and cutting-edge research; (2) translating research and scholarship into public health practice and service; and (3) development and advocacy of evidence-based health management and policy.
The Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work program is NOT considered a STEM-designated degree program.
A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stemList2022.pdf.