Through this five-year program, you will earn an MPH degree with a concentration in environmental health and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.
This collaborative program prepares you to incorporate a public health approach with your medical practice or research—providing care for individuals as well as communities.
The MPH curriculum will provide a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health problems. You’ll complete a minimum of 43 credits including coursework, field training and a culminating project.
The MD curriculum provides a general medical professional education that permits you to learn the fundamental principles of medicine, to acquire skills of critical judgment based on education and experience and to develop an ability to use principles and skills wisely in solving problems of health and disease.
Each degree will be conferred separately upon completion of program requirements.
Students in the MPH/MD Program can waive EEH 520: Biological Basis of Public Health (3 credits) from their MPH and can tailor their field training experience and/or MPH Culminating Project to a topic related to their medical training or residency, such as a research or evaluation project, with approval from their MPH concentration director.
First and Second Year
You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.
You should first apply to the School of Medicine. Once accepted, discuss your interest in the combined degree program with the senior associate dean for student and academic affairs, and plan to apply to the MPH program during your second year of medical school.