Coordinated Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health Program

Coordinated Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health (MPA/MPH) Program

The MPH/MPA degree program provides students with the knowledge base of public health and the skills required to work effectively in a responsible, administrative position in the public sector. Through this coordinated degree program, students in the MPH program can satisfy some of their requirements through courses in the MPA program and vice versa.

Admission: Students entering this program must meet the minimum requirements for admission into the School of Public health. The student must apply to and be admitted to both programs. The graduate School should be contacted for MPA application materials and the School of Public Health should be contacted for MPH application materials. 


The MPA/MPH program requires the satisfactory completion of 65 credit hours. Students must complete both MPA and MPH core requirements. Students may choose either of two program options - health policy analysis or management. It is anticipated that a full-time student can complete the dual curriculum in 2 years. Part-time students may take up to 5 years to complete their studies. This is a coordinated dual degree track and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program. 
Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

MPH Core Requirements (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
MPA Core Requirements (30 hours):
MPA 600Administrative Ethics3
MPA 601The Public Policymaking Process3
MPA 602Scope of Public Administration3
MPA 603Public & Nonprofit Budgeting3
MPA 604Human Resources Management3
MPA 605Information Management for Government3
MPA 606Foundations of PA Research3
MBA 673Planning and Pitching a New Business Concept3
MPA 674GIS for Managers3
MPA 697Graduate Learning Portfolio3
MPH Concentration Elective (12 hours): Select 4 courses12
Health Economics and Public Health Policy
Public Health Law
Needs Assessment and Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Finance for Health Professionals
Strategic Management in Health Programs
Management Concepts in Public Health Programs
Health Insurance & Managed Care
Social and Ethical Issues in Public Health
Internship (3 hours):
HCO 697Internship3
Total Hours65