MPH/MBA Program

Through this three-year program, you will earn an MPH degree in health services administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

This collaborative program facilitates an integrated course of study that prepares you for high-level management careers in health care organizations and agencies.


The MPH curriculum provides 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 47 to 48 credits, including the concentration coursework and a culminating project.

The MBA curriculum focuses on what every manager needs to know. You will complete 48 credits, which includes required foundation-building courses and flexible, career-targeted electives.

You can share up to 9 MBA credits with the MPH. Qualifying MBA courses include:

  • MGB 630 and 631 LeaderCore Foundations
  • MGH 632 Healthcare Strategy and Operations
  • MGH 633: Healthcare Economics (cross-listed as EEH 538)
  • MGH 634: Health Policy in the US (cross-listed as EEH 536)
  • MGH 641: Business of Healthcare
  • MGH 642: Innovators in Health Care
  • MGH 644: Healthcare Delivery Models
  • MGH 645: Transformative Applications in Health Management
  • MGO 635: Healthcare Operations Management

As part of 9 total credits shared, you may share up to 6 credits from a public health-applicable MBA practicum with the MPH Field Training experience with approval from the MPH director.      

Course of Study

How to Apply

You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the School of Management and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. On each application, indicate that you are applying to the other and that you intend to pursue the combined degree program. Administrators of the two programs coordinate their reviews of the applications and make every effort to respond to the applicant at the same time regarding the decision of their application.

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Questions about the MBA portion of the program?

Contact the Graduate Programs Office at or call 716-645-3204.