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 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. 

Explore MPH-MD Degree Programs

Augusta University

Augusta, GA · Traditional Format

Boston University

Boston, MA · Traditional Format

Brown University

Providence, RI · Traditional Format

Case Western University

Cleveland, OH · Traditional Format

Colorado School of Public Health

Aurora, CO · Traditional Format

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH · Traditional Format

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA · Traditional Format

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC · Traditional Format

East Virginia Medical School – Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA · Traditional Format

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN · Traditional Format

Emory University

Atlanta, GA · Traditional Format

Harvard University

Boston, MA · Traditional Format

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY · Traditional Format

Indiana University

Indianapolis, IN · Traditional Format

Louisiana State University Health Science Center

New Orleans, LA · Traditional Format

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL · Traditional Format

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI · Traditional Format

Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

New York, NY · Traditional Format

New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY · Traditional Format

New York University

New York, NY · Traditional Format

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL · Traditional Format

Oregon Health and Science University/Portland State University

Portland, OR · Traditional Format

Pennsylvania State University

Hershey, PA · Traditional Format

Rutgers University

Newark, NJ · Traditional Format

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO · Traditional Format

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL · Traditional Format

St. George’s University

Great River, NY · Traditional Format

SUNY – Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY · Traditional Format

Tufts University

Boston, MA · Traditional Format

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA · Traditional Format

University of Albany

Albany, NY · Traditional Format

University of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY · Traditional Format

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL · Traditional Format

University of Arizona

Tuscon, AZ · Traditional Format

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR · Traditional Format

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, CA · Traditional Format

University of California at Irvine

Irvine, CA · Traditional Format

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA · Traditional Format

University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT · Traditional Format

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL · Traditional Format

University of Georgia

Athens, GA · Traditional Format

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL · Traditional Format

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA · Traditional Format

University of Kansas

Kansas City, KS · Traditional Format

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD · Traditional Format

University of Miami

Miami, FL · Traditional Format

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI · Traditional Format

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN · Traditional Format

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE · Traditional Format

University of Nevada

Reno, NV · Traditional Format

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA · Traditional Format

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL · Traditional Format

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT · Traditional Format

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN · Traditional Format

Virginia Tech University

Blacksburg, VA · Traditional Format

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI · Traditional Format

Information updated as of April 2020