Dual Master’s Degrees in Public Health
What is a Dual Degree in Public Health?
Admission Requirements for Dual Degrees
Accreditation Body for MPH Dual Degrees
Dual Degrees vs. Coordinated Degrees in Public Health
Pros and Cons of Getting a Dual Master’s Degrees
Frequently Asked Questions on Dual MPH Degrees
Prospective students should consider a dual MPH degree if:
– They are interested in more than one field and have the motivation, self-discipline and bandwidth to take on a heavier course load.
– They want to pursue a career that requires inter-disciplinary knowledge. For example, if they want to take a business-oriented approach to public health in their career, an MPH/MBA dual degree program may be a good fit.
Dual MPH degree programs can be completed in two to three years. For comparison, a regular MPH master’s program can typically be completed in 12 to 18 months. Each program will vary, so it’s important to check with an institution during the application process.
While both involve studying two topic areas, a dual degree and a double major are not the same thing. Being a double major means you will study two concentrations to earn one degree, whereas completing a dual degree program results in earning two separate degrees.