Master of Public Administration Joint Degree (MPA/MPH)

The Master of Public Administration/ Master in Public Health (MPA/MPH) degree is offered jointly by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. The joint degree is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with training in management and public policy administration. Students may complete the requirements for the MPA and MPH degrees consecutively or in succession.

Applicants must be admitted into the MPH and MPA programs on a separate basis, based on the admissions requirements and procedure of each individual program. Acceptance by one program does not in any way indicate or guarantee acceptance by the other degree program. Both the MPA and the MPH degree programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of the admissions requirement.

Average Program Duration: 2.5 years
Number of required credits: 66

Curriculum Requirements - MPA

Required MPA Courses (30 Credits)
POL 601Budget and Financial Management and Administration3
POL 606Organizational Dynamics and Management3
POL 610Statistics for Politics and Public Administration3
POL 622Introduction to Graduate Public Administration3
POL 646Public Policy Process and Implementation3
POL 647Human Resource Management in Public Service3
POL 651Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors3
POL 671Government and Business3
Choose 6 Credits from the Following:6
Public Service Internship
Approved MPA Elective
Required MPH Courses 36
Total Credit Hours66

Curriculum Requirements - MPH

EPH 600Introduction to Public Health3
EPH 601Medical Biostatistics I4
EPH 617Disease Prevention and Health Promotion3
or EPH 620 Health Education and Behavior
EPH 621Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
EPH 631Public Health Administration3
or EPH 632 U.S. Health Systems
EPH 641Aspects of Environmental Health3
EPH 644Fundamentals of Program Evaluation3
EPH 650Health Economics for Evaluation and Policy3
EPH 652Health Policy3
EPH 681Capstone Experience Project3
Approved Elective Courses5
EPH-600, 700 level courses not already listed
BST-600, 700 level courses
Required MPA Courses30
Total Credit Hours66