Interdisciplinary Concentrations

Interdisciplinary concentrations allow you to compliment your program with a broader depth of knowledge and increases awareness of pressing issues.

If you would like to add an interdisciplinary concentration to your curriculum, you must be enrolled in one of the following MPH degree programs at the School of Public Health:

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Public Health Administration & Policy
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Public Health Practice (Executive)
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Veterinary Public Health

Our Interdisciplinary Concentration Options

The Public Health Policy Interdisciplinary Concentration (PHPIC) focuses on promoting the health of populations and groups through public and organizational policy. The 12-credit curriculum includes coursework that explores the way in which federal, state, local, and institutional entities affect the financing, structure, and delivery of public health and medical care.

The Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration (HDIC) addresses the unequal burden of health risks, morbidity, and mortality experienced by minority cultural and social groups in the U.S., as well as unequal quality of and access to health care.

You do not have to identify or apply to an interdisciplinary concentration prior to being admitted into an MPH program. You will work with your academic adviser to select courses.

Questions? Contact Carol Francis (612-624-6952,, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator.