MPH-MD Dual Public Health Degree

The Masters of Public Health-Doctor of Medicine (MPH-MD) dual degree is a unique degree that allows for soon-to-be physicians to have a richer learning experience by developing competencies in both public health and medicine. This, in turn, allows for graduates of the program to be prepared to deliver excellent patient care while pursuing scholarly inquiry, to be leaders and advocates who address population-level issues that have an impact on individual health and engage with communities to improve health at the local, national, and global levels.

The MPH-MD dual degree will provide students with medical knowledge, clinical skills, interpersonal and communications skills and teach students how to integrate public health skills and knowledge into the practice of medicine. Additionally, students will be able to apply biostatistical and epidemiological methods to assess the effectiveness of medical treatments, identify diseases with public health impacts and identify methods for minimizing those diseases’ effects on populations. Graduates from the MPH-MD program should be able to then effectively communicate these medical findings to public health services, improve the practice environment, and manage patient care in complex Healthcare systems. 

Most MPH-MD programs take approximately 5 years to complete, with a year exclusively dedicated to public health coursework. The public health portion of the degree is usually completed between years 3 and 4 of medical school.

Those who receive an MPH-MD dual degree should be able to find career opportunities in academia, international and governmental agencies, clinics, health departments, and research centers. The degree can also help to prepare students for academic residency programs. 

MPH-MD Dual Public Health Degree Programs

Boston University

Boston University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Brown University

Brown University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Colorado School of Public Health

Colorado School of Public Health - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Columbia University

Columbia University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Dartmouth - Geisel School of Medicine

Dartmouth - Geisel School of Medicine - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Drexel University

Drexel University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

East Carolina University

East Carolina University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD

East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Eastern Virginia Medical School - Old Dominion University

Eastern Virginia Medical School - Old Dominion University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Emory University

Emory University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

George Washington University

George Washington University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Harvard University

Harvard University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

New York Medical College

New York Medical College - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD

New York University

New York University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Northwestern University

Northwestern University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Ohio State University

Ohio State University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Oregon Health & Science University/Portland State University

Oregon Health & Science University/Portland State University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD

Stony Brook University - SUNY

Stony Brook University - SUNY - MPH-MD - Medicine - MPH-MD - Traditional

SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

SUNY - Downstate Medical Center - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Temple University

Temple University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Texas A&M Health Science Center - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Tufts University School of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Tulane University

Tulane University - MPH-MD - Community Health Sciences - MPH-MD - Traditional

University at Albany - SUNY

University at Albany - SUNY - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University at Buffalo - SUNY

University at Buffalo - SUNY - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Arizona

University of Arizona - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of California - Los Angeles

University of California - Los Angeles - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Florida

University of Florida - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Georgia

University of Georgia - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Iowa

University of Iowa - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Kansas School of Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Maryland at Baltimore

University of Maryland at Baltimore - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Miami

University of Miami - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Michigan

University of Michigan - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center - MPH-MD - Biostatistics - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Nevada - Reno

University of Nevada - Reno - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania - MPH-MD - Medicine - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina - MPH-MD - General Public Health - MPH-MD

University of South Florida

University of South Florida - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Southern California

University of Southern California - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Toledo

University of Toledo - MPH-MD - Medicine - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Utah

University of Utah - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Virginia

University of Virginia - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Washington

University of Washington - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University - MPH-MD - Generalist - Joint Degree - MPH-MD - Traditional

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Wayne State University

Wayne State University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

West Virginia University

West Virginia University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Wright State University

Wright State University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional

Yale University

Yale University - MPH-MD - Public Health - MPH-MD - Traditional