Dual MD/MPH Program
We offer a dual MD/MPH Program allowing medical students to continue from their MD Program to complete the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in one additional year.
After their second or third year of medical school, MD/MPH students take a year of public health courses, including a short community-based public health experience (clerkship), and begin their final capstone project, which may be completed during elective time in their final year of medical school. Students can transfer up to nine credits from their MD education into the MPH program, reducing the credit requirement to 33 credits.
The MPH Program addresses prevention of disease, promotion of healthy lifestyles, environmental awareness, public advocacy, communication, cultural competence and program planning and evaluation. The MPH degree has value in the marketplace and provides graduates the tools needed to affect change in any chosen area of health care or public health.
The combined degree program is useful to students who wish to include administration, management, research, policy or advocacy in their future careers. Graduates with joint degrees can pursue careers in public health departments, health centers, academia, insurance organizations, consulting firms, international programs, non-profit organizations, the pharmaceutical industry and more.
Students interested in this dual degree program can apply to the MPH Program anytime after beginning their medical education. Students may also complete the joint degree by attending classes in Baltimore in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University.