MD-MPH Curriculum

Curricular overview

In the five-year MD-MPH dual degree program, you will take foundational MPH coursework during the first two years of medical school. In the third year, you will focus full-time on the MPH in Epidemiology, with most of the year devoted to coursework, research, and community engagement. After completing the MPH in Epidemiology, you will return to medical school with public health skills to complete the final two years of the MD program. You will also complete a practice experience during the last two years of medical school, applying the public health skills in a project.

By pairing the MPH in Epidemiology with an MD, you will be prepared to engage in population-based clinical practice, conduct epidemiological research as a medical practitioner, and take leadership roles in public-health policy, research, and advocacy.

Curriculum by year

MD-MPH curriculum broken down by year and quarter
Summer Fall Winter Spring
Year 1 (MD-1): complete 6 MPH credits MPH Curriculum: Epidemiology 1. MD Curriculum: 2nd half of summer MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: One 1 credit seminar MD Curriculum; MPH Curriculum: One (1 credit) seminar MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: One 1 credit seminar
Year 2 (MD-2) MD Curriculum (certain SOM electives may be applied toward the MPH degree) MD Curriculum (certain SOM electives may be applied toward the MPH degree) MD Curriculum (certain SOM electives may be applied toward the MPH degree) MD Curriculum (certain SOM electives may be applied toward the MPH degree)
Year 3 (MPH Year): Complete 45 MPH credits MD Curriculum MPH Curriculum (16 credits total): Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Health Behavior, Elective(s) (6 credits) MPH Curriculum (15 credits total): Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Current Issues in Epidemiology, Health Systems and Organization, Qualitative Methods MPH Curriculum (14 credits total): Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health Ethics, Elective(s) (3 credits)
Year 4 (MD-3): Complete 4-9 MPH credits MPH Curriculum: Epidemiology, CPH Exam. MD Curriculum: 2nd half of summer. MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: One 1 credit seminar MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: One 1 credit seminar MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: One 1 credit seminar
Year 5 (MD-4): Compete 0-5 MPH credits MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: Complete Practice Experience and Integrative Project when schedule allows. MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: Complete Practice Experience and Integrative Project when schedule allows. MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: Complete Practice Experience and Integrative Project when schedule allows. MD Curriculum. MPH Curriculum: Complete Practice Experience and Integrative Project when schedule allows.