Miami is the gateway to Latin America. As such we recognize an urgent need for public health professionals with the training and expertise needed to meet the growing public health challenges both in Latin America and the Caribbean. This dual degree program 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. It is designed to train students for a career in public health with a focus on social policy, health management and health care in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as expatriate communities in the United States. 

Curriculum Requirements - Public Health


Core Courses
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
Required Public Health Electives11
EPH-600, 700 level courses not already listed
BST-600, 700 level courses
Culminating Public Health Experience
EPH 680Practical Field Experience3
Total Credit Hours33

Curriculum Requirements - Latin America Studies


Core LAS courses
LAS 601Interdisciplinary in Latin American and Caribbean3
LAS 602Research Design in Latin American Studies3
Select 2 other LAS courses in consultation with the Academic Director6
Required LAS Electives6
Language Requirements 6
Culminating LAS Experience
LAS 697Readings for the Comprehensive Exam3
or LAS 810 Pre-candidacy thesis credits
Total Credit Hours27