Dual-Title & Joint- Degrees

The Wayne State University School of Social Work offer both dual-title and joint degrees at the masters and doctoral program levels. These programs build on the natural overlap between social work and our allied professions, provide students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of multiple fields of study and gain the necessary skills to operate in the growing interprofessional enviroment. 

The Wayne State University School of Social Work offer both dual-title and joint degrees at the masters and doctoral program levels. These programs build on the natural overlap between social work and our allied professions, provide students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of multiple fields of study and gain the necessary skills to operate in the growing interprofessional environment.

Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health

The MSW/MPH joint-degree program provides social work students with a deeper understanding of complex determinants of health and the scientific methods necessary to operate in an interprofessional environment. Building on the natural overlap between public health and social work, the MSW/MPH degree strengthens and deepens the knowledge base necessary to address health disparities, urban health challenges, and equips students with the skills to qualify for employment that demands integration of prevention, research, and social epidemiological methods.

MSW/MPH Information

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Master of Social Work and Infant Mental Health

The Master of Social Work and Infant Mental Health dual-title program offers advantages to students seeking to work with and study very young children and their families. Students who earn the MSW/IMH and become practitioners are well positioned to be competitive in the job market; are prepared to work in cross-disciplinary teams; understand evidence-based treatments and their importance; and have a solid understanding of both research and clinical work with infants and families.

MSW/IMH Information

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Doctorate of Social Work and Infant Mental Health

The Doctorate of Social Work and Infant Mental Health dual-title program offers advantages to clinical and doctoral students seeking to work with and study very young children and their families. Graduates who become researchers or university faculty possess a keen advantage with an increased understanding of the complexities of the field in which their science is being translated and a greater ability to ask research questions that are timely for the field.

SW/IMH PhD Information

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Doctorate of Social Work and Anthropology

SWAN is an innovative trans-disciplinary doctoral degree in social work and anthropology commitment to the translation of basic scholarship into various strategies and methods for addressing social problems. Informed by its location in Detroit, this program focuses on urban issues, both national and global, providing training in the skills, content, and theory of both disciplines.

SWAN Information

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Doctorate of Social Work and Gerontology

The Dual-Title PhD in Social Work and Gerontology addresses the critical need for social work faculty and researchers trained in geriatrics who can promote evidenceā€based practices and serve as role models for future generations of social workers specializing in the field. The program enhances student knowledge of the diversity of older adults in terms of race, culture, socioeconomic status, psychosocial and physical health status, and the consequences aging in various contexts.

Dual-title PhD Information

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