The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service offer a collaborative program that enables students to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree while simultaneously earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

Students enrolled in the MSW/MPH program need 96 credits to complete both degrees. If you were to pursue both degree programs separately, you would need to complete a total of 108 credits and it would likely take four years. By enrolling in the programs simultaneously, you can complete both degrees in three years.


Students who are interested in applying to the dual MSW/MPH program must complete the admission requirements outlined by each institution and must be accepted into both programs.

The Public Health program processes all applications online and assesses candidates on a rolling basis. You don’t need to make a final decision about a specialty track during the application process. Applications to the Fordham University Master of Social Work program are also processed online.

The combination of these two degrees opens a world of career opportunities including health educator, health care lobbyist, and hospital administrator.