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. 

Master of Social Work and Infant Mental Health

The Infant Mental Health dual-title degree (MSW-IMH) helps students to gain a thorough understanding of research and clinical work with infants and families. It prepares students as research-informed clinicians to work in cross-disciplinary teams or clinically-informed researchers who have a deeper understanding of applied research and the needs of agencies and practitioners.  

Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health

The Public Health joint degree (MSW-MPH) provides students with a deeper understanding of complex determinants of health and the scientific methods necessary to operate in an interprofessional environment. It provides 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.

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 evidence‐based practices and serve as role models for future generations of social workers specializing in the field. This program is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration as a key element of geriatric social work by providing comprehensive gerontological research, competencies and scholarly skills.

Doctorate of Social Work and Infant Mental Health

The dual-title PhD in Social Work and Infant Mental Health helps students to gain a thorough understanding of research and clinical work with infants and families. It also prepares students as research-informed clinicians or clinically-informed researchers who have a deeper understanding of applied research and the needs of community agencies and practitioners.

Doctorate of Social Work and Anthropology (SWAN)

SWAN is an innovative trans-disciplinary PhD degree in social work and anthropology. Informed by its location in Detroit, SWAN focuses on urban issues, both national and global, providing training in the skills, content, and theory of both disciplines. 

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