Coordinated Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health Program

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

The coordinated MBA/MPH program results in two advanced degrees providing students with skills necessary for a broad range of positions in health care management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. MPH coursework typically includes courses in the core public health disciplines as well as health economics, finance, accounting, management, strategic planning, health insurance, and health policy.


A total of 60 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MBA/MPH. Courses include the Public Health Core plus 7 hours of Public Health elective courses as well 10 MBA courses. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH and 36 credit hours for the MBA. However, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 12 credit hours from the MBA curriculum are credited to the MPH and six hours from the MPH are credited to the MBA. Students may complete either degree programs totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

MPH Core Requirements: (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
MPH Degree Requirement: (1 hour)
ENH 690Environmental Health Perspectives1
Population Health Degree Requirement: (3 hours)
PUH 610Population Health3
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 688Public Health Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (2 hours)
HB 689Health Behavior Integrative Learning Experience2
or ENH 689 Environmental Health Sciences Integrative Learning Experience
or EPI 689 Epidemiology Integrative Learning Experience
or HPO 689 HPO Integrative Learning Experience
Approved Electives (7 hours):
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared Hours from MBA Program Curriculum: (12 hours)
MBA 619Information Technology and Business Strategy3
MBA 631Management and Organizations3
MBA 642Economics for Managers3
MBA 651Marketing Strategy3
Total Hours Earned for MPH Degree:42
Remaining MBA Program Requirements (18 hours):
MBA 601Accounting and Finance for Managers3
MBA 608Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making3
MBA 621Topics in Corporate Finance3
MBA 634Strategic Management3
MBA 637Operations and Supply Chain Management3
MBA 662Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers3
Total Hours for both MPH/MBA Degrees:60