FAQ

Who is eligible for the program?

Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited MPP or MURP graduate program.

How long does the program take?

If you are able to devote two terms to complete MPH courses, you may easily complete both degrees in five to six terms. If your summer(s) are already spoken for, there is flexibility with the MPH degree; all MPH students have five years to complete their degrees.

How often do I need to be on campus?

Students can expect to attend at least one, three-week Public Health Institute offered during the May session. The rest of the curriculum is available online or in-class.

What is unique about the dual degree program?

You may transfer up to 14 credits of your public policy or urban regional planning curriculum, with approval into the MPH program, and you may transfer 12 credits of the MPH to the MPP or MURP program with approval. Both degrees may be tailored to fit your career interest and academic priorities. You may elect to focus the elective credits on one topic or several topics. The goal is explore your interest and design the dual degree to complement your public policy/planning practice and public health.

What are alumni saying about the program?

” I can’t believe I completed two graduate degrees in just two years and I really enjoyed the public health courses.” Alumni 2015

“Many of the policy courses offered at SPH and HHH can greatly improve your understanding of how governments provide public health provision and how politics is just as big a factor as the intervention design.” Alumni 2015

“The MPH is a broad preparation for diverse work in public health- from research to policy to direct service.  Advice: Focus as much as possible on hardskill development, like GIS, health informatics.” Alumni 2015

“This program taught me how to view the world through a public health lens and to think of all kinds of problems in terms of population health and quality of life. ”
Get out there and do as many informational interviews as possible. That is how I found my niche.”Alumni 2014

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