Medical Sciences & Public Health: MPH, MS
from the Bulletin
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the School of Public Health offer a dual degree that is broadly based in preclinical medical sciences and public health.
Students must apply and be accepted to both the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and to the School of Public Health. The acceptances do not have to be concurrent. The most successful pathway is for students to apply for the MPH program after their first semester in the MS program.
Students in the MS/MPH program take core courses in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the School of Public Health. Taken as separate degree programs, the Master of Public Health requires 48 credits and the Master of Science in Medical Sciences requires 32 credits. The dual MS/MPH, however, is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 64 credits distributed equally between the two schools.
The degrees are simultaneous degrees, meaning the degrees cannot be awarded singly. Students are awarded the degrees during the same graduation period (May, September, or January) and must have successfully completed the requirements of both degrees.