The Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health (MPA/MPH) joint degree program 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 MPH and MPA degrees simultaneously or in succession. It is possible for full-time students to complete both degree requirements within two and one-half academic years. Joint MPA/MPH students complete a total of 66 credits to earn both degrees.

Curriculum Requirements - MPH

EPH 600Introduction to Public Health3
EPH 601Medical Biostatistics I4
EPH 617Introduction to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion3
or EPH 620 Health Education and Behavior
EPH 621Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
EPH 631Public Health Administration3
or EPH 632 US Health Systems
EPH 641Integrated Aspects 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
Required MPA Courses30
Total Credit Hours66

Curriculum Requirements - MPA

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 36
Total Credit Hours66