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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 of Public Health (M.S.S./M.P.H.)

Those interested in the MSS/MPH Dual Degree Program must first apply and be accepted to Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR. MSS students then apply to Jefferson in their first MSS year by February 1 for Fall entrance the following Fall as well as apply for financial aid through Jefferson.

Joint degree students will study at both Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and Jefferson School of Population Health. The completion of the dual degree takes approximately three years for full time students. Student progress follows the following sequence:

  • Year One: Complete the first year of the MSS curriculum (10 units)
  • Year Two: Complete all coursework for the MPH (September to June)
  • Year Three: Complete the MSS curriculum while preparing and finishing their MPH Captstone Project.

NOTE: MSS Students take a leave of absence from GSSWSR MSS after their first year to complete their MPH coursework at Jefferson in their second year.

Program Requirements for the GSSWSR students who opt for the MSS/MPH dual degree:

  • Completion or satisfactory academic progress toward completion of stipulated coursework for the MSS
  • Minimum grade of B or GSSWSR equivalent for all MSS coursework completed at GSSWSR
  • Competency in basic statistics, demonstrated by satisfactory completion (grade of B or higher) of undergraduate or graduate coursework in statistics; or passing score on JSPH Basic Statistics Qualifying Test
  • Sincere interest and readiness to matriculate into the MPH degree program as demonstrated by personal essay and interview

Current full-time students must first discuss their interest in the JSPH MPH program with their faculty advisor and be recommended for eligibility to apply. Please note that the number of applicants eligible to apply is limited.