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 both the Long SOM and the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio to be a part of the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program.
Applicants to the M.D./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program will be admitted independently by the Long SOM Admissions Committee to the M.D. program and by UTHSC-H SPH to the M.P.H. program according to the admission schedule of each Party. Applicants will be required to meet all standards stipulated by the respective institutions as detailed in their admissions policies.
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.