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MPH/MSW in Health Promotion Sciences


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.
  • Submission of the SOPHAS application (if have never attended OU), supplemental OUHSC Hudson College of Public Health application, and School of Social Work application (if are not currently enrolled in OU School of Social Work).
  • Career goal statement uploaded through SOPHAS.
  • Current CV/Resume uploaded through SOPHAS.
  • Two letters of academic or professional recommendation (optional) 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.
  • Transcripts:
    • 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: There are two options for transcript and degree certificate evaluation:     
      1. Submit transcripts and degree certificates to the World Education Services ( for a course-by-course evaluation, and designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation; or 
      2. Submit transcripts and degree certificates to the Educational Credential Evaluators ( for a course-by-course evaluation, and designate results to be sent from ECE to or to the following address:
             OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records
             1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, LIB 121
             Oklahoma City, OK  73117
  • 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.
Admission requirements listed at MSW (


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 
Current OU Students or Alumni: 
STEP 1: Submit supplemental application here.
STEP 2: Submit OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work application here if you are not already enrolled in the School of Social Work.
Non-OU Students or Alumni:
STEP 1:  Submit supplemental application here.
STEP 2:  Submit SOPHAS application here.
STEP 3:  Submit OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work application here


Student support opportunities to offset costs include graduate research assistantships and public health scholarships. Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, insurance, and supplies. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

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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.

Students graduating with an MPH in Health Promotion Sciences are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam from the National Center for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).


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:

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Department of Health Promotion Sciences
Hudson College of Public Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th Street, Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Office of Student Services
Phone:  (405) 271-2308

OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records: (405) 271-2359 or 
OUHSC Office of Financial Aid: (405) 271-2118 or 


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