Health issues are an area of priority within the public arena. One of the primary ways health issues are dealt with is through public policy. The Masters of Public Health-Masters of Public Policy (MPH-MPP) dual degree is tailored to those who want to design, advocate for, and evaluate efforts that promote healthy behaviors and social conditions through addressing public policy and influencing how communities develop from a public health perspective.
Students who pursue an MPH-MPP dual degree will learn about working across public, non-profit, and private sectors to produce policy-based approaches for improving and protecting the public’s health. They will acquire the skills needed to conduct health policy analysis, understand organizational processes within health, develop policy-based approaches to important public health issues, and communicate complex health policies to the public. These skills will be developed through courses such as Biostatistics, Bioethics, Environmental Health, Program Planning and Evaluation, Finance, and Public Policy Research.
Increasing one’s focus on public health preparedness, public health research and evaluation, and environmental health may dramatically increase career opportunities for those interested in public policy and planning. Plus, this dual degree should provide you with the education needed to be effective in roles involving health policy development, administration, and evaluation at federal and state governmental agencies, consulting organizations, health advocacy groups, and health care associations.
Potential careers you may pursue with an MPH-MPP dual degree include:
- Health Policy Analyst
- Research Specialist/Manager
- Program Planner/Evaluator
- Risk Analyst
- Policy Assistant
If this type of program is something that you are interested in pursuing, below is a list of schools that offer the Masters of Public Health - Masters of Public Policy dual degree. Or if you are more interested in the legal side of public health and public policy, explore our MPH-JD Masters to Doctorate Dual Degree page
MPH-MPP Dual Degree Programs
Temple University - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of California, Berkley - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of California, Los Angeles - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of Michigan - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of Massachesetts - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of Minnesota - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional, Online, Hybrid
University of Utah - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of Virginia - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
University of Wisconsin - MPH-MPP - Public Policy - MPH-MPP- Traditional
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Online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics from Tufts School of Medicine. Harness data to improve human health. Bachelor’s required.
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|George Washington University
Online MPH, Online MHI, Online MHA
|check_circle Online||GRE Waivers Available||As little as 12 months|
|University of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health is an Accredited School of Public Health under the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
|check_circle Online||GRE, GMAT or MCAT scores required||As few as 20 months|
The service-oriented Master of Public Health online program from Baylor University is now accepting applications.
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Develop the methodological, leadership, and advocacy skills needed to address health inequity during our 21-month program.
|check_circle Online||No GRE Required||As little as 2 years|