Through collaboration with the SLU School of Medicine, accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the dual MD/MPH prepares highly motivated students who wish to acquire not only medical practice competencies but also an understanding of the history, organization, goals and philosophy of public health.
For dual degree students, there are two ways to pursue this degree: MD/MPH Public Health Practice and Urban/Underserved MD/MPH Public Health Practice. Both programs require the completion of professional medical-school curriculum as well as the fulfillment of the MPH Public Health Practice degree (minimum 42 credits), which may include up to six credits of coursework from the School of Medicine MD degree. The MPH Public Health Practice degree is usually completed in one year, which corresponds to year four of the medical school curriculum.
Dual Degree Prerequisites
Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic units in order to pursue a dual degree program.