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.
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.
The minimum total credit-hours required for the MPH is 42.
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.
Students who graduate from this program will be professionals with a unique ability to draw from both credentials as they practice from a foundation of interdisciplinary education.
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.
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