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The dual-degree program in Social Work and Public Health is designed to prepare graduates for leadership positions in health-related agencies and settings in which a combined expertise in social work and public health is beneficial. This dual degree adds an additional year so that students graduate with both degrees in three years. 


When is the MPH application deadline?

Applicants must ensure that all of the application elements are submitted by the priority deadline (January 15th) or the final deadline (May 1st). Students interested in the dual degree program must apply (and be accepted) to each program individually.

How do I apply to the MPH portion of the dual degree?

Applicants must submit a supplemental application and supporting materials.  Follow the instructions below.

Supplemental application:

Create a login and select MPH – Master of Public Health. This application is submitted online. In addition to the detailed application information questions within the supplemental application, the following will be requested.

  • Supplemental application fee (Paid by credit card or by submitting a non-refundable check made out to the University of Maryland Baltimore in the amount of $50.)

Recommendations from three references:

Provide the form to the individuals that will be completing a recommendation. This form must be submitted to the MPH Program by the individual providing the recommendation and not the applicant. Please note that the applicant must complete the applicant section at the top of page one before providing it to the individual completing the recommendation. 

Supporting materials from the School of Social Work:

The MPH Program will accept copies of the following components from the School of Social Work: 

  • Official transcripts to date
  • Official report of standardized test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT).

International Applicants

  • World Education Services (WES) Credential Evaluation (course-by-course evaluation)
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required of all international applicants. This requirement will be waived for those applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited University in any country whose sole national language is English. 

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page


School of Social Work Representatives

Melissa Bellin, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor

Terry Shaw, PhD, MSW, MPH
Associate Professor

MPH Program Mailing Address 

University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Master of Public Health Program 
660 W. Redwood Street
Howard Hall Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-706-0539