Dual Degree MPH Programs
The School of Public Health offers dual-degree MPH programs in collaboration with the School of Medicine. In addition, multiple dual degree MPH Programs with Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Department of Public Administration, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences (Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design), the College of Business Economics, and the School of Social Work are in varying stages of development.. The vision of the dual-degree MPH programs is to bridge the gap between medicine and public health practice for tomorrow's leadership in order to improve the public's health.
The combined MD/MPH curriculum takes five years to complete, including three summers. During the first year of medical school, the student commences taking MPH classes in the fall. The core MD/MPH requirements are very similar to the MPH Program requirements.
The Public Health Track, largely on-line, is integrated to the regular MD curriculum and is offered by the School of Public Health. The components of the Public Health Track include completion of core Master of Public Health (MPH) courses online including the MPH practicum; participation in community service, and opportunities to receive unique training experiences with external agencies. Completion of the remaining requirements of MPH degree during primary care residency at WVU is an option but it is not required if enrolled in the Public Health Track. Students may complete the MPH degree during residency training in post-graduate years 2 and 3.
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For more information, please contact:
Rachel T. Abraham, MD/MPH
Director, Dual Degree MPH Programs
Phone: (304) 293-0267