Coordinated Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health Program

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Public Health. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Students may choose between two program formats: a four-year program or a five-year program.

  • The four-year program requires students to complete MPH coursework while also completing medical school coursework. Additionally, students in the four-year program may begin taking courses the summer before they begin medical school.
  • The five-year program requires students to take a one-year leave of absence from medical school to concentrate on MPH coursework.

Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

 Below are the courses required for the MPH degree, for information about the MD curriculum please click here.


RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirement: (14 hours)
PUH 601This is Public Health1
PUH 602Community Assessment3
PUH 603Quantitative Methods in Public Health3
PUH 604Programs and Policies3
PUH 605Public Health Management and Evaluation3
PUH 606Leadership for Evidence-Based Public Health1
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 695Environment and Health: The MPH Capstone3
Approved Electives: (10 hours)
PUH 610Population Health3
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared MD Curriculum: (12 hours)
Public Health Scholarly Project8
Special Topics - Public Health4
Total Credit Hours:42

For additional information concerning the coordinated MD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu.