Curriculum for MD/MPH Dual Degree for Residents

MPH Student Handbook

Below is the recommended 3-year MPH course progression by specialization for MD residents.

Suggested 3-Year Course Progression for Epidemiology Emphasis

Suggested 3-Year Course Progression for Epidemiology Emphasis
SemesterCoursesCredits
Summer #1 (First Term)
  • CHS 700: Research Methods for Public Health (3) (online)
3
Year 1: Fall Semester
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
6
Year 1: Spring Semester
  • CHS 753: Health Informatics (3)
  • CHS 703: Applied Health Data Analysis (3)
6
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 708: Epidemiology II (3)
6
Year 2: Spring Semester
  • CHS 709R: Epidemiologic Research and Planning (3)
  • CHS 747: Applied Research Methods in Public Health (3)
  • Residency Elective: Field studies residency equivalent*
6

3 RE*
Year 3: Fall Semester
  • CHS 755: Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • Epidemiology Elective (3)
  • Residency Elective: MPH elective residency equivalent*
6

3 RE*
Year 3: Spring Semester
  • CHS 725: Health and the Environment (3)
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)
6
* One residency elective (3 credits) will be substituted for 3 credits of CHS 798: Field Studies in Public Health and one residency elective will be substituted for 3 credits of an MPH elective course.

Suggested 3-Year Course Progression for Social and Behavioral Health Emphasis

Suggested 3-Year Course Progression for Social and Behavioral Health Emphasis
SemesterCoursesCredits
Summer #1 (First Term):
  • CHS 700: Research Methods for Public Health (3) (online)
3
Year 1: Fall Semester
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
6
Year 1: Spring Semester
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 747: Applied Research Methods in Public Health (3)

6
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 705: Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion (3)
  • CHS 720: Health Program Planning (3)
6


Year 2: Spring Semester
  • CHS 721: Program Evaluation in Public Health
  • CHS 725: Health and the Environment (3)
  • Residency Elective: Field studies residency equivalent*
6

3 RE*
Year 3: Fall Semester
  • CHS 755: Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • CHS 704 Grant Writing (3)
  • Residency Elective: field studies residency equivalent*
6

3 RE*
Year 3: Spring Semester
  • Social and Behavioral Health Elective (3)
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)

6
* One residency elective (3 credits) will be substituted for 3 credits of CHS 798: Field Studies in Public Health and one residency elective will be substituted for 3 credits of an MPH elective course.

Suggested 3-year progression for Health Administration and Policy Emphasis

Suggested 3-year progression for Health Administration and Policy Emphasis
SemesterCoursesCredits
Summer #1 (First Term):
  • CHS 700: Research Methods in Public Health (3) (online)
3
Summer #2
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3) (online)
3
Year 1: Fall Semester
  • CHS 755: Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
6
Year 1: Spring Semester
  • CHS 695: Health Care Finance (3)
  • CHS 741: Methods in Health Policy Analysis (3)
6
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 720: Health Program Planning (3)
  • ECON 620: Economics of Health care and Health Policy (3)
6
Year 2: Spring Semester
  • CHS 756: Organizational Behavior in Health Services (3)
  • CHS 725: Health and the Environment (3)
  • Residency Elective: Field studies residency equivalent*
6
3 RE*
Year 3: Fall Semester
  • CHS 758: Information Systems in Health Services Management (3)
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
6
Year 3: Spring Semester
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)
  • Health Administration and Policy Approved Elective*** (3)
6**
* One residency elective (equivalent to 3 credits) will be substituted for 3 credits of CHS 798: MPH internship
**Could be taken in another semester or Summer School Session

***Additional Course List (or approved by Faculty Advisor):

  • BADM 710: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • BADM 760: Marketing Management
  • BADM 741: Financial Management (if you have had Statistics)
  • BADM 772: Changing Environments of Business
  • BADM 726: Personal Branding
  • BADM 701: Production/Operation Management
  • BADM 791: Social Entrepreneurship
  • BADM 791: Mindful Leadership
  • BADM 781: Strategic Management for Executives
  • BADM 727: Seminar in Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • PSC 604B: Public Personnel Administration
  • PSC 744: Government Budgeting
  • PSC 601M: Intergovernmental Relations
  • PSC 601Q: Generational Politics and Policy
  • PSC 603C: Environmental Policy
  • PSC 605P: Global Political Economy