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Apply to MSW/MPH Joint Program

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MSW students in class

Full-time and Advanced Standing MSW students are eligible for the MSW/MPH joint degree. Please note:

  • Full-time applicants start the joint degree in the MSW program.
  • Applicants eligible for MSW Advanced Standing must start the joint degree in the MPH program and so should apply to the MPH program and enroll in MPH coursework prior to applying to the MSW program.

For more information please contact Dr. Cassandra McKay-Jackson at

Students must apply to and be admitted separately to both the School of Public Health and the College of Social Work master’s degree programs. The policies of each program with respect to admission requirements, degree requirements, and other academic requirements are applicable. To be considered for admission students must take the GRE (required for admission to the MPH), have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, and satisfy other application requirements for each college.

Transferring into MSW/MPH joint degree program:

Students who enter either of the individual degree programs and later decide to transfer into the joint program may do so before entering their second year of study if they meet the admissions requirements of the other degree program. Students must apply and be accepted into both individual degree programs.

MSW Application Dates for Fall 2023 Enrollment Heading link

MSW application opens September 15, 2022.

MSW application deadline is January 15, 2023.

Apply to the MSW and MPH Programs Heading link

Application Task Checklist for Current First Year MSW Students Interested in Adding the MPH Degree Heading link

Submit GRE Scores directly to UIC

Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) need to be submitted directly to UIC SPH.

Submit Request for Change of Graduate Degree

The Change of Graduate Program form is a very brief form that must be completed by the student and submitted as part of the application. (Submit directly to Dr. Cassandra McKay-Jackson at

Submit a Personal Statement

The personal statement is a two page statement in which the student explains reasons for applying to the joint degree program and how the degree relates to the student’s career goals. (Submit directly to Dr. Cassandra McKay-Jackson at

Submit an Updated Resume

In the resume the student documents past educational and employment (paid or volunteer) accomplishments. (Submit directly to Dr. Cassandra McKay-Jackson at

Already Submitted An Application? Heading link

You can check the status of your application at UIC Admissions.