Medicine/Public Health

Through collaboration with the SLU School of Medicine and the College for Public Health and Social Justice, SLU’s dual M.D./M.P.H. offers not only medical practice competencies but also an understanding of the history, organization, goals and philosophy of public health.


About the Program

Students at SLU have two ways to pursue a dual degree in medicine and public health: an M.D./M.P.H. public health practice and urban/underserved M.D./M.P.H. public health practice. Both programs require the completion SLU’s medical school curriculum as well as the fulfillment of the M.P.H. public health practice degree, which may include up to six credits of coursework from the School of Medicine M.D. degree.

It takes about five years to complete both degrees

Curriculum and Program Details

Students in the M.D./M.P.H. public health practice dual-degree program begin their studies in the School of Medicine. The M.P.H. public health practice degree is usually completed in one year, which corresponds to year four of the medical school curriculum.

The urban/underserved M.D./M.P.H. program is a five-year program that allows students entry prior to beginning medical school. Students will follow the traditional path of taking medical school classes for the first three years, then in the fourth year of the program take most, if not all of their M.P.H coursework.

The program is accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education.

Faculty
  • Jen Jen Chang, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Michael Counte, Ph.D.
  • Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
  • Brett Emo, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Q. John Fu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kanak Gautam, Ph.D., MBA
  • Mark Gaynor, Ph.D.
  • Keon L. Gilbert, Dr.P.H., M.A., M.P.A.
  • Kathleen Gillespie, Ph.D.
  • Jeremy Green, Ph.D.
  • Steven W. Howard, Ph.D., MBA
  • James Kimmey, M.D.
  • Christopher King, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM
  • Roger Lewis, Ph.D., CIH
  • Ron Levy, M.H.A.
  • Echu Liu, Ph.D
  • Travis Loux, Ph.D.
  • Jeffrey Mayer, Ph.D.
  • Zhengmin "Min" Qian, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC
  • Steven Rigdon, Ph.D.
  • Darcell P. Scharff, Ph.D.
  • Mario Schootman, Ph.D.
  • Fernando Serrano, Ph.D., M.A.
  • Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.P.E.
  • Katherine Stamatakis, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Shawn Steadman, KC*HS, M.Arch., MEP, PCP
  • Kevin M. Syberg, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
  • Jing Wang, Ph.D.
  • Nancy L. Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H.
  • Kristin Wilson, Ph.D., M.H.A
  • Ricardo J. Wray, Ph.D., M.S.
  • Kathleen S. Wright, Ed.D.
  • Pamela Xaverius, Ph.D.
  • Hong Xian, Ph.D.
Careers

Some graduates from this program continue in clinical medicine but use their public health training to conduct research and publish. Others work to advocate for or impact health policy, or go in more practice-oriented directions, partnering with community agencies, health departments, clinics and community health centers.  


Admission Requirements

You must be admitted to both the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the College for Public Health and Social Justice, meeting the admission requirements for both programs, to pursue this dual degree.

Apply to the School of Medicine

Apply to the College of Public Health and Social Justice

You can apply to the M.P.H. through centralized applications SOPHAS and HAMPCAS, as well as the Saint Louis University online application system.

Application Deadline

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.

To be admitted to the Master of Public Health program, the priority deadline is March 1. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline, Aug. 1. International students must apply by May 1.