Improve the Health of Women, Children and Families as a Social Worker

The UAB School of Public Health, the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama, the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and UAB Online are working together to offer you a MPH Degree in Child Health/Social Work. This is a collaborative effort designed to prepare you as a social worker for interdisciplinary practice in public health programs.

The MCSQ program will help prepare you to lead in the promotion and improvement of the health of diverse populations, including women, children, and families. The program emphasizes the ability to apply learned problem solving techniques to challenging situations and to lead quality health care changes in maternal and child health policy.

The MCSQ Program develops and integrates skills learned from social work along with maternal and child health courses. A leadership and management focus is also included. We offer you the opportunity to join a vibrant community of professionals and scholars whose global-class research and scholarship is exploring complex problems in creative and unusual ways. This graduate degree can give you the potential to develop practical and meaningful internship experiences by taking advantage of our partnerships with local, state, national and global organizations.

Become a Part of a Program that is recognized as a Strong Leader in the Nation

UAB’s School of Public Health has been producing top master’s level students for over 30 years. We are the only accredited school of public health in Alabama and our program is tailored to meet your needs. Our dynamic, robust, and exciting program is a great launching point for your career advancement.

The UAB School of Public Health is one of the best educational values in the Southeast. In the 2012-2013 school year, over $220,000 in scholarship money was awarded and 77% of new students who submitted a scholarship application received a scholarship. U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the top 20 schools of public health in the country. Let us prepare you with the knowledge that makes a difference and the skills that change the world!

What Career Opportunities Would I Have?

Located in the heart of the largest academic health centers in the Southeast, the UAB School of Public Health is embracing the challenges in Alabama and around the world in health care. We can help prepare you to be part of the next generation of bold professionals who will lead innovation in public health. Your career choices will be diverse. These are some of the areas our former graduates have had career success in:

These are some of the jobs our former graduates have had success in:
  • Non-profit organizations
  • City, County and State Departments of Health
  • Government agencies
  • Advocacy organizations
  • School districts
  • Family planning clinics
  • Research institutes
  • Academic institutions and Universities
  • Family practice clinics
  • International non-governmental and governmental organizations
  • Health maintenance organizations

Should I Apply?

You should apply if you are an individual who wants to have lasting influence on the lives of families, particularly mothers and children who frequently are vulnerable. Earning a MPH Degree in Child Health Policy and Leadership will change your world! This Master’s Degree exists to deliver you a high-quality market relevant education that builds the knowledge and skills required for a career involving leadership in the challenging health care environment faced by many in the 21st century.

The program is designed to be accessible to you wherever you are, and even if you work full-time. UAB Online is a user-friendly campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning proficient on-line students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!

What Can UAB Online Offer Me?

You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.

You will have immediate access to the Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, Alabama's largest biomedical library, will also provide services and resources for you with holdings related to medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, public health, health professions, and joint health sciences. Access to a variety of services and information is available on campus and remotely to authorized users through its website at or call 205-934-2230.

UAB is such a special place. What do you want to know today? Let us help you change your world!