Coordinated Master of Science in Health Administration/Master of Public Health Program

The coordinated Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Public Health (MSHA/MPH) degree program is offered through the UAB School of Health Professions and the UAB School of Public Health. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The coordinated MSHA/MPH program results in two advanced degrees providing students with management and leadership skills necessary for a broad range of administrative positions in health services organizations. The addition of an MPH to the MSHA degree provides students with a fuller and richer perspective of population and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, drug and insurance policy issues, patient access to health care, as well as social, legal and ethical issues. In addition, the MPH degree broadens career opportunities, providing a foundation for positions in research, government, and international health as well as private industry.


Students must complete the MPH Core plus 7 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours, in addition to the required MSHA curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MSHA curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree, for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH program 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
Approved Electives: (7 hours)
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
HA 675Health Administration Internship3
or PUH 688 Public Health Internship
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
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared Hours with MSHA Curriculum: (12 hours)
HA 605Health Policy and Politics in the U.S.3
HA 612Essentials of Health and Human Disease3
HA 613Health Law3
HA 620Healthcare Financial Management I3
Total Earned Hours for MPH:42
Total Hours Earned for MSHA Degree:59
Total Hours for both MPH/MSHA Degrees:89