The Medical Doctorate/Master of Public Health program offers a four-year curriculum that truly integrates much of the MD and the MPH course work. The integrated curriculum addresses the knowledge, skills and experiences fundamental to those competencies required of a public health physician at the time of graduation from medical school. In addition to providing an outstanding foundation in the sciences basic to the practice of medicine and the pathophysiology of disease, the first two years at the Miami campus emphasize building a foundation and a community perspective in the principles of public health. Students move to the regional campus in Palm Beach County for years three and four of the program where the emphasis is on applying those principles to the clinical practice of public health while working in community teaching hospitals and public health department clinics and programs.
The Medical Doctorate/Doctorate of Philosophy in Epidemiology (MD/PhD) degree program provides a rich training environment that fosters the development of exceptional individuals as both biomedical researchers and clinicians. The MD/PhD program consists of the first two years of core basis science course in the medical school curriculum. This is followed by approximately three years of research training to complete the PhD degree, one year of required clinical rotations and one year of clinical and/or research electives. The program is designed to be completed in approximately eight years.
The Juris Doctorate/Master of Public Health (JD/MPH) joint degree program allows students to combine public health study with preparation for a career in health law, health policy or a related field. A student may complete requirements for both degrees within three and one-half years in an intensive program of seven semesters and three full summers. Joint MPH/JD students complete a total of 115 credits to earn both degrees.
The Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health (MPA/MPH) joint degree program is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with training in management and public policy administration. Students may complete the requirements for the MPH and MPA degrees simultaneously or in succession. It is possible for full-time students to complete both degree requirements within two and one-half academic years. Joint MPA/MPH students complete a total of 66 credits to earn both degrees.
The Master of Arts in International Administration/Master of Public Health (MAIA/MPH) joint degree is designed for students who wish to combine public health training with a broader emphasis in globalization and health, international health policy and international development. Students enrolled can expect to complete both degree requirements within three years. Joint MAIA/MPH students complete 30 credits of core courses with the MPH program and 30 credits with the MAIA program. The six credit capstone experience is completed between the two degree programs