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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 and Urban MD/MPH. The completion of professional medical-school curriculum as well as the fulfillment of the MPH degree (minimum 42 credit-hours), which may include up to six credit-hours of coursework from the School of Medicine MD degree. 

Learn more about the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine and our Urban/Underserved Program.

Admission Requirements

Explore the Admissions pages for information on How to Apply, Application Requirements, and Financial Aid

Degree Requirements

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.

MPH Prerequisites
A bachelor's or master's degree in a health or related field and substantial and relevant experience equivalent to three years in public health or health care.

MPH Requirements
The MPH requires the completion of the track-specific curriculum and the MPH core curriculum, and the public health practice curriculum. 
The minimum total credit-hours required for the MPH is 42.  

MPH Public Health Practice Curriculum 
(21 credit-hours)

  • BSDP.570 Public Health and Disasters
  • HMP.500 Health Care Organization
  • HMP.550 Health Policy
  • HMP.562 Politics and Public Health Advocacy
  • PUBH.625 Capstone in Public Health Practice 

Six credit hours of advisor-approved electives for this one-year program.

Contact Us:

Bernie Backer
Director of Graduate Admissions