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Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1697
Phone: 610-520-2600
Fax: 610-520-2655

Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

Master of Social Service and Master Public Health (M.S.S./M.P.H.)

Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) and Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Health (JSPH) are partnering to offer a unique opportunity to complete dual degrees in social work (Master of Social Service – MSS) and public health (Master of Public Health – MPH).

Increasingly, the practice of healthcare, especially in serving the neediest populations, depends on community-based multidisciplinary teams of practitioners, researchers, and policy makers who are well-grounded in health, social, and legal services. The Bryn Mawr-Jefferson collaboration acknowledges the long-standing synergy between social work and public health and also recognizes the growing interest among professionals to further their preparation by earning multiple graduate degrees.

Bryn Mawr College’s MSS program is one of the most respected academic social work programs in the United States. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation, it is fully equivalent to a Master of Social Work (MSW). Jefferson’s MPH program is nationally accredited through the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH). This dual degree offering reflects the mission of both institutions to enhance the wellness and quality of life of individuals, families, and their communities through the shared commitment to social justice and human rights.

Career Opportunities

With advanced study in both social work and public health, professionals who complete the dual degree program acquire expanded knowledge and skills that broaden their appeal and value in the workplace. Graduates work in managed care organizations and hospitals, local and state health and welfare departments, federal and voluntary health and social service agencies, community based organizations, medical-legal partnerships, and advocacy coalitions.