M.P.H./M.P.A. Master of Public Administration Joint Degree

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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

MPH Curriculum

The total requirements for the MPH portion of the MPH/MPA joint degree are 36 credits. The credits must be completed to complete the core, electives, and capstone requirements.

The curriculum requirements for the MPH degree will change, effective Spring 2019. Students entering the MPH program January 2019 and beyond will complete the revised curriculum requirements.

  • MPH Core Courses (31 credits)
    EPH 600 Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
    EPH 601 Medical Biostatistics 1 (4 credits)
    EPH 617 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (3 credits) or EPH 620 Health Education and Behavior (3 credits)
    EPH 621 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    EPH 631 Public Health Administration (3 credits) or EPH 632 U.S. Health Systems (3 credits)
    EPH 641 Aspects of Environmental Health (3 credits)
    EPH 644 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation (3 credits)
    EPH 650 Health Economics for Evaluation and Policy (3 credits)
    EPH 652 Health Policy (3 credits)
    EPH 681 Capstone Experience Project (3 credits)
  • MPH Electives (5 credits)
    Students may choose EPH and BST courses in the 600 and 700 level that are not already listed to satisfy as electives. 

MPA Curriculum

The total requirements for the MPA portion of the MPH/MPA joint degree are 30 credits. The credits must be completed to complete the core, electives, and capstone requirements.

  • MPA Core Courses (24 credits)
    POL 601 Budget and Financial Management Administration (3 credits)
    POL 606 Organizational Dynamics and Management (3 credits)
    POL 610 Statistics for Politics and Public Administration (3 credits)
    POL 622 Introduction to Graduate Public Administration (3 credits)
    POL 646 Public Policy Process and Implementation (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 Government and Business (3 credits)

For curriculum information and course descriptions, please click on the right.

Reminder: Prospective students must apply to both schools to be accepted to the joint degree program.