MPH-MPP Dual Public Health Degrees

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

Explore MPH-MPP Dual Degree Programs

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

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA · Traditional Format

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, CA · Traditional Format

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA · Traditional Format

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Amherst, MA · Traditional Format

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI · Traditional Format

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN · Traditional, Online, and Hybrid Format

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT · Traditional Format

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA · Traditional Format

Information updated as of April 2020

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