MPH/MPA Joint Degree

Joint Degree Option - MPH/MPA

The MPH Department and the UIS Public Administration Department 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 70 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. Upon completion, one diploma will be granted.

MPA Degree Requirements

Core Requirements

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 following:3
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

MPH Degree Requirements

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
Select eight hours of electives in MPH 28
Closure Exercise
MPH Comprehensive Examination 30
Total Hours40