Clinical (DO)/Master of Public Health (MPH) Dual Degree


Population Health 

Degree Earned

Master of Public Health

Clinical Doctorate

Program Type

On Campus
Jefferson - Center City Campus

Time Out Program (TOP)

The DO/MPH dual degree is designed to increase the number of healthcare professionals who have advanced training in public health, with the goal of promoting wellness, assuring quality, and addressing the social determinants of health in the healthcare setting and in the community.

Medical students from across the U.S. have the opportunity to pursue an accelerated Master of Public Health (MPH) by taking one year out of medical school. This Time Out Program provides training in leadership, epidemiology, biostatistics, research, health behavior, healthcare delivery, healthcare quality and safety, policy, advocacy, wellness, and prevention. Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) supports DO/MPH dual degree students by providing a host of structured activities to augment classroom learning. These activities focus on the intersection of public health and health care, and include a lecture series and an enhanced field experience.

DO/MPH dual degree students complete 33 credits (11 courses) of Master of Public Health (MPH) coursework. Additionally, students work closely with faculty to design and complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice.

The DO/MPH dual degree is open to students enrolled at:

Jefferson's Master of Public Health (MPH) program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).