Dual Degree Programs

Boston University School of Public Health offers five graduate dual degree programs.

Dual degree candidates allow for greater diversity of skills, interests, and expertise in the student body. Dual degrees also offer students cost and time savings by combining the core elements of two degree programs. The School offers five dual degree programs with Boston University schools and programs that complement the goals of public health education: the MSW/MPH with the School of Social Work; the MD/MPH with the School of Medicine with an option for BA/MD candidates; the JD/MPH with the School of Law; the MBA/MPH with the Questrom School of Business; and the MS/MPH with the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences in the Medical School. The School of Public Health also offers BA/MPH and BS/MPH programs with the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College respectively.

Students in the dual degree programs offered at the School fulfill all degree requirements for both programs. Thus, students in the dual degree programs must complete all of the MPH required core courses, the required concentration courses, the MPH practicum requirement, and the concentration culminating experience. Dual degree candidates must achieve at least a B- in all core courses, have an average GPA of 3.0 or greater, and complete all courses within 5 years. All dual degree candidates complete a minimum of 32 credits at the School of Public Health and a minimum of 16 credits in pre-approved, designated courses at the partner school.

The exception to the core course completion rule is that MSW/MPH program students are not required to complete SB 721, the Social & Behavioral Sciences core course. They are exempted from the requirement when they successfully complete the MSW.