Dual Degree M.D./M.P.H. Program
The M.D./M.P.H. Program prepares physicians to treat individuals and populations through training in medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, behavioral science, public policy, environmental science, and global health. This program allows students to concurrently earn an M.D., through the Long School of Medicine (Long SOM), and a Master in Public Health (M.P.H.), through the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in San Antonio. Classes are available online, in person, or through an interactive video link (iTV) to other UTHealth School of Public Health campuses. A student must be accepted to the Long SOM before applying and being accepted at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.
A student must be accepted to the Long SOM before applying and being accepted at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.
If accepted into the dual degree program, students traditionally begin coursework for the M.P.H., online or in-person, the summer before starting medical school.
This program allows students to accomplish the M.D. and the M.P.H. in four years; however, students may decide to take five years to complete both degrees. The M.P.H. requires completion of 45 credit hours, 12 of which are shared credit hours for completion of the M.D. curriculum in the Long SOM.