ERIC Number: EJ1049262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Note--Educating Public Health Social Work Professionals: Results from an MSW/MPH Program Outcomes Study
Ruth, Betty J.; Marshall, Jamie Wyatt; Velásquez, Esther E. M.; Bachman, Sara S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p186-194 2015
Dual-degree programs in public health and social work continue to proliferate, yet there has been little research on master's of social work (MSW)/master's of public health (MPH) graduates. The purpose of this study was to describe and better understand the self-reported professional experiences, identities, roles, and outcomes associated with 1 group of graduates from an established MSW/MPH program. A 57-question electronic survey was administered to 214 alumni in 2010; the response rate was 71.4% (n = 153). Findings provide a snapshot of public health social work alumni experiences, including diverse employment opportunities, high career satisfaction, and a strong sense of reported public health and social work integration in the workplace.
Descriptors: Social Work, Public Health, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Surveys, Student Attitudes, Online Surveys, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Employment Opportunities, Alumni, Dual Enrollment, Masters Degrees, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Identity, School Size, Income, Credentials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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