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 MPA=H 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

Required MPA Courses (30 Credits)
POL 601Budget and Financial Management and Administration3
POL 606Organizational Dynamics and Management3
POL 610Political Analysis3
POL 622Introduction to Graduate Public Administration3
POL 646Public Policy Analysis and Administration3
POL 647Human Resource Management in Public Service3
POL 651Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors3
POL 671Political Environment of Business3
Choose 6 Credits from the Following:6
Public Service Internship
Approved MPA Elective
Required MPH Courses (27 Credits)
EPH 600Introduction to Public Health3
EPH 601Medical Biostatistics I3
EPH 620Health Education and Behavior3
EPH 621Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
EPH 631Public Health Administration3
EPH 641Integrated Aspects of Environmental Health3
EPH 644Fundamentals of Program Evaluation3
EPH 650Health Economics for Evaluation and Policy3
EPH 652Health Policy3
Elective Course (3 Credits)3
Students are required to register for a maximum of 3 credit hours in an elective course. Students may consider a course outside of the POL or EPH departments to pursue their elective course (e.g., sociology, psychology, biochemistry, etc.)
Capstone EPH Experience (6 Credits)
EPH 680Practical Field Experience3
EPH 681Capstone Experience Project3
Total Credit Hours66