Medical Sciences and Public Health (MS/MPH)

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.

  • Number of credits: 64 distributed between SPH and GMS minimum of 40 credits in residence at SPH
  • Program Length: Two-years (minimum two semesters at SPH if full time and two semesters at GMS)
  • Full-time only at GMS; SPH can be part time or full time

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.

For further information regarding admission to the School of Public Health contact:

Ryan Manganelli
Admissions Coordinator
Boston University School of Public Health
715 Albany Street, Talbot Building
Boston, MA 02118
Email: rsmang@bu.edu
Phone: 617-638-5001

Students pay tuition to the program in which they are primarily registered.

MS/MPH dual degree candidates have access to career advice through Career Services at SPH to help identify, interview for, and secure positions as they move forward along their career path.

Contact Information

David Gagnon, Director MS/MPH Program
Boston University School of Public Health
801 Massachusetts Ave, CT 328
Boston, MA 02118
Email: gagnon@bu.edu
Phone: (617) 638-5172

Henry Wilder
Assistant Director of Admissions
Boston University School of Public Health
715 Albany Street, Talbot Building
Boston, MA 02118
Email: hcwilder@bu.edu
Phone: 617-414-1407