Public Health/Public Administration (MPH/MPA) Joint Degree

The MPH Program and the MPA Program have established a joint degree in accordance with university policy. Students interested in this joint degree can contact either the MPA or MPH office. This joint degree requires two separate program applications. Students must meet entrance requirements for each. Students may complete a joint degree with a total of 74 credit hours, compared to a total of 84 for the two degrees separately. Students pursuing this joint degree will be required to complete an appropriate closure exercise in each of the two degree organizations. Students must submit a graduation application for each degree by the applicable deadline and will earn two separate degrees.


Core Requirements
PAD 501Introduction to the Profession3
PAD 502Organization Dynamics3
PAD 504Budget And Finance3
PAD 505Human Resource Management3
PAD 506Public Policy for Managers3
PAD 507Information for Decision Making3
Select one of the following3
Public Policy Analysis
Program Evaluation
Community Planning and Policy
Select six hours of 400- or 500- level PAD courses 16
Closure Exercise
PAD 571Capstone Seminar3
Total Hours30
Core Requirements
MPH 501Introduction to Public Health4
MPH 503Biostatistics4
MPH 506Research Methods in Public Health4
MPH 511Epidemiology4
MPH 521Introduction to Environmental Health4
MPH 531Public Health Policy4
MPH 561Public Health Education4
MPH 581Internship4
Concentration Courses
Social Determinants of Health (Required)4
Social Determinants of Health
Advanced Epidemiology (Select one course from the following)4
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
Analytical Epidemiology
Advanced Public Health Policy (Select one course from the following)4
Program Evaluation for Public Health
Health Economics
Introduction to Health Services and Administration
Closure Exercise
MPH Comprehensive Examination 2
Total Hours44