Advanced study in both social welfare and public health deepens knowledge and skills in the interface of the two fields, making graduates attractive candidates in the health and social service job market. MSW/MPH alumni work in managed care organizations and hospitals, in local and state health departments and federal health agencies, and with voluntary health agencies, community based organizations and advocacy coalitions. Those with social work training in direct service provide clinical services, often with additional management or planning responsibilities. Others serve as program coordinators, administrators, planners, or consultants.
Major professional organizations of interest to MSW/MPH graduates include the American Public Health Association (Social Work Section), National Association of Social Workers, Association of State and Territorial Public Health Social Workers, Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, and the Coalition of Social Work Organizations in Public Health.