Academic Programs : Dual Degree Programs

Master of Public Administration Joint Degree (MPA/MPH)

The Master of Public Administration/ Master in Public Health (MPA/MPH) degree is offered jointly by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. The joint degree 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 consecutively or in succession.

Applicants must be admitted into the MPH and MPA programs on a separate basis, based on the admissions requirements and procedure of each individual program. Acceptance by one program does not in any way indicate or guarantee acceptance by the other degree program. Both the MPA and the MPH degree programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of the admissions requirement.

For more information, please visit the University of Miami’s official MPA site.

Average Program Duration: 2.5 years
Number of required credits: 66

The Curriculum

The total requirements for the MPA/MPH program are 66 credits. These requirements include 36 MPH credits and 30 MPA credits

Required MPH courses (36 credits):

  • EPH 600 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
  • EPH 601 Medical Biostatistics I (4 credits)
  • EPH 621 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • EPH 620 Health Education and Behavior (or EPH 614 Introduction to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) (3 credits)
  • EPH 641 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • EPH 631 Public Health Administration (or EPH 632 US Health Systems) (3 credits)
  • EPH 644 Evaluation of Health Programs and Public Health Interventions (3 credits)
  • EPH 650 Health Economics for Evaluation/ Policy (3 credits)
  • EPH 652 Health Policy (3 credits)
  • EPH 681 Capstone Experience Project (3 credits)
  • Approved elective courses (5 credits)

Required MPA courses (30 credits):

  • POL 601 Budgeting and Financial Management and Administration (3 credits)
  • POL 606 Organizational Dynamics and Management (3 credits)
  • POL 622 Introduction to Graduate Public Health Administration (3 credits)
  • POL 646 Public Policy Analysis and Administration (3 credits)
  • POL 647 Human Resource Management in Public Service (3 credits)
  • POL 651 Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors (3 credits)
  • POL 671 Political Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • POL 656 Public Service Internship (3 credits)
  • Two approved MPA elective (6 credits)

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